An X11 public beta of OpenOffice 1.0 for Mac OS X is available for download. Yes!

I have not yet installed this, I’ll have to wait ’til I get home tonight. However, based on some things that I’ve read elsewhere that lead me to believe that people are confused about this, let me say something right now: yes, you need to install XWindows first. This is included with the OpenOffice download, and if the developer build was any indication, it’ll walk you through that. Don’t worry. It’s not hard.

What I don’t know, because I haven’t tried this yet, is whether you’ll need to download the new Jaguar XWindows installer first. That made a huge difference in the developer build.

If an X11 version isn’t your cup of tea, keep your eye on NeoOffice, an OpenOffice port that will run natively on OS X.