I have just tried to install OpenOffice and am regretting it.
I had already installed X11 from http://apple.com/macosx/x11/
and that appears to be OK.
The OpenOffice installation appeared to run OK until nearly the end,
when all of a sudden my other apps (mail, Safari, Terminal) all quit at once,
and then the installation simply hung.
At the same time I was attempting to clean up some subdirectories in
my own directory, and found I could not drag files to Trash.
I had to manually kill the installation process from the command line.
Since that time, I have not been ...