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Your Questions About X11 Mac

April 26, 2013

Donna asks…

how can i download a free version of word for my mac?


Administrator answers:

I’d suggest Neo Office

Open Office is good, but can be a complicated install on a Mac as it requires X11. However, Neo Office is a free, no brainer install and it works perfectly.

Also, consider Google Docs:

I use this for much of my word processing. I can access them from anywhere, they are always backed up, and I can easily send them to people as word, RTF or even PDF.

Jenny asks…

What do you use to build a resume on a Mac OSX Leopard computer? ?

Mac, Resume

Administrator answers:

You could probably just use NeoOffice or OpenOffice. You need to have X11 installed to use the normal version of OpenOffice but you can download the Aqua version that runs normally here:

Ken asks…

is there photo editing software for a macbook?

i’ve never had an apple before, and i’m looking for something that is the equivalent of photoshop or corel. everyone i’ve talked to says there’s nothing like that, but i can’t imagine apple doesn’t have photo editing software. please help!

Administrator answers:

I am just presuming this should be a free option… Otherwise, Photoshop is the best one one the market. Expensive, though.

GimpShop is free and quite powerful. The interface resembles Photoshop, which is a good thing, I guess.


Remember to install X11 on the mac before running this. Unfortunately, this is one example where the windows version is actually easier to install and run than the mac version.

Seashore might be a better choice, since it is a ‘true’ mac app:

Robert asks…

I downloaded “GIMP” and every time I click on it, it tells me it quit “unexpectedly” Help!? What should I do?

I have a mac OS X

Administrator answers:

You need to have X11 installed. Make sure you follow the installation instructions here:

Donald asks…

What is system requirement to run MATLAB 7 or higher with heavy processing?

Administrator answers:

R14 SP3 System Requirements
All Platforms
CD-ROM or DVD drive (for installation)
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
500 MB disk space
E-mail (required) and Internet access (recommended) for product activation

Microsoft Windows
Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or 2) or Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or 4)
Intel Pentium III processor or later, Celeron processor, or Intel Xeon processor family; AMD Athlon / Duron / Opteron; or compatible processor
16-, 24-, or 32-bit OpenGL capable graphics adapter

Mac OS X
PowerPC G4 or G5 processor
Panther operating system software (10.3.8, 10.3.9), or Tiger computer operating system software (10.4)
16-bit or higher graphics adaptor and display (24-bit recommended)
X11 (X Server)

Linux Kernel 2.4.x; glibc (glibc6) 2.3.2 and 2.2.5 or Linux 2.6.x; (glibc6) 2.3.2
Intel Pentium III processor or later, Celeron processor or Intel Xeon processor family; AMD Athlon / Duron / Opteron; or compatible processor
16-bit or higher graphics adaptor and display (24-bit recommended

Linda asks…

How to install OpenOffice on Mac OS X?

I dowloaded it, it’s a script. I don’t have a clue on how to compile it or whatnot.
Can somebody help me? Consider I’m a dummie in programming

Administrator answers:

Hiiiii :

its here , you just visit this page and choose the best link or the area you are belongs to ,


The builds provided here are PowerPC only builds and won’t run on the new Intel based Macs.
Mac users with Intel based Macs may follow this link to our non-qa’ed Community Builds.
The links below are arranged by region. All the mirrors listed carry 2.0.1 for MacOS X in English, French and German. While the builds are stable for daily usage and offer the majority of the functionality to on other platforms they are not as userfriendly as the typical Mac OS X Applications.
The builds use X11 and are meant for the user who doesn’t care that much about look but functionality and cross plattform integration and usability. Other prospects are the Darwin community and the Unix-savvy MacOS X user community and forming a platform for us to build the Quartz and Aqua tracks for the traditional Mac user.
The 2.0.1 release runs on the Mac OS X 10.3.x and higher operating systems. It requires additional software to run, such as Apple’s X11 ( not included in the diskimage). Everyone is invited to join the project and lend a hand!

To join in the effort, please click on the ” Join this project” link. If you are not a registered member of, you can join now.
If you have difficulties installing, feel free to ask on our Mac OOo Mailinglist to get a helping hand.
Choose the mirror site closest to you. The link goes (or should go) directly to the application file; a click should start the download of the dmg installation file.

The link should go directly to the .dmg file.

Chris asks…

GIMP won’t work on my mac?

I have 10.5.6 and I downloaded GIMP for mac and the application suddenly closes whenever I try to open it. I really want to work on some graphics so please help me?

Administrator answers:

Which version of GIMP for mac? There are several.

One version of GIMP for mac requires X11 to be installed. It is installed by default on mac 10.6, but on 10.5 you have to pop in the install disk to install X11. Follow the instructions here

Lisa asks…

gimp photo editing software opens with rosetta stone?

please help. my gimp and inkscape software both open with rosetta stone instead of the x11 utility. i tried updating x11 but my mac says i dont need to update it. what should i do?
i already tried right clicking and there is no option to “open with.”

Administrator answers:

Just like on any OS, you right click on the icon and select Open With…. Find the proper app that should open the file and select it.

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