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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007

    Office for Mac

    Well, I'm one of the fortunate ones to have the school give me Office 2004 for free, so I take that. As for others who don't, there is the option of Parallels, but there is also iWork (which contains Pages (Word replacement), Numbers (Excel replacement), and Keynote (PowerPoint replacement). It's $71 for students, but I have heard that some people are a little lukewarm toward Numbers. I don't know how that would affect most students.

    Of course, if you don't want either, there's OpenOffice.org (although on Macs, I would go with the Aqua-native version NeoOffice rather than run OpenOffice.org through X11).

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    Feb 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilAlumna View Post
    I'm looking forward to it. Parallels tends to work well, but it would be nice to play around with a native MacTel version and show the under appreciated BU some love.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    My worry about the new Office suites coming out is the .docx format, which seems to be an attempt to slam the marketplace into a single Microsoft proprietary format that would render OpenOffice.org, iWork, and the smaller open-source projects (like AbiWord) inoperable. Unless, of course, these programs are able to reverse-engineer the codes.

    Of course, when Office 2008 comes out, I'll probably be waiting for the Pitt technology office to get its first shipment in, although experience should really teach me to put that on hold until the bugs are worked out. Probably ditto for when it receives Leopard as well.

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