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csean2006 reviewed on 04 Aug 2008
Very nice free program that is continually developing and improving. I've downloaded the most recent version, which is OmegaT+ 1.0 (the + is a nice step up in terms of features and usability).

I have no idea what bee got into LASERAY's bonnet, but OmegaT+ is a solid alternative to the incredibly expensive CAT programs, first and foremost TRADOS which sells in Europe at EUR 1000 ($1600) or thereabouts. Which is an amazingly high price, to say the least. Not to mention that Mac users who want to use Windows-only Trados on their Macs need to buy: Win XP, Parallels or VMware (unless they use Bootcamp) and, naturally, an Intel Mac. The MS quasi monopoly strikes again. (N.B. if I remember correctly, Trados is partly owned by MS).

I am not (yet) an expert on OmegaT+ but I hope to be soon. You need to convert MS Word and RTF and TXT docs that clients send you, into compatible formats, which can be done using Neo Office for Mac (as opposed to Open Office). No big deal.
I've used OmegaT+ a couple times in this manner and it IS pretty solid. Which is amazing for a new version 1.0, especially considering that it's FREE, OPEN SOURCE software.
My goal is to master OmegaT+ over the summer, in the hope more translation work "pours" in in September ;-) LOL.

A huge, appreciative thanks to the super folks behind OmegaT+ !!!!
[Version 1.6.1]

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csean2006 replied on 27 Aug 2008
"Get a clue"? Who do you think you are? Do we know each other? Did I insult you? Get a LIFE.

As for my comments, I had been using OmegaT - which was okay - and then I found OmegaT+ for download as an "update" to OmegaT. They seem to be related, so I wanted to leave a comment here, even though it's the page for OmegaT. Sorry (to everyone) if that is out of place. In any case, OmegaT+ is a solid and improving alternative to the incredibly expensive Trados. It's tough to master (as are all translation memory programs) and there may be questions re. compatibility, but it is Mac-compatible and doesn't force you to use Windows and Word for Windows, etc.

As to the perhaps justifiably (perhaps not) upset laseray, how you were treated while working on OmegaT software development is something that Macupdate posters know nothing about and may or may not be relevant to how well the software works, but what seems clear is that you have a grudge against the software maker that may be more properly discussed and settled in another venue, such as a labor rights and/or intellectual property rights case. Not here at Macupdate, in my opinion, though I'm honest enough to admit I may be wrong. In any case, please premise all your comments with the information re. your past work with the OmegaT team and your grudge against them. It's the honest thing to do.
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