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Hi,
My mother-in-law has a mini-mac. I think it's running OS X. I want to install Microsoft Word 98 for Mac on it.

Does anyone know if Microsoft Word 98 will run on this?

Thanks so much in advance,
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Hi,
My mother-in-law has a mini-mac. I think it's running OS X. I want to install Microsoft Word 98 for Mac on it.

Does anyone know if Microsoft Word 98 will run on this?

Thanks so much in advance,
J-man
That would have to run under Classic. Depending on what Mac mini you have, you may not even be able to run Classic.
You would be better off getting a more current version of Office designed for OS X. That or you could look into one of the many free/open source alternatives for office software.

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Hoping someone will know if Office 98 will work on Mini-mac? I think it's running OX 10.3 or close to that.

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I didn't know there was a Mac version of Office 98. If you're talking about the PC version then no.
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Some guy on Ebay is selling a Office 98 version for the Mac. The label on the CD cover says it's a version for the Macintosh. I hope it's legitimate.

Anyone else know?

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Some guy on Ebay is selling a Office 98 version for the Mac. The label on the CD cover says it's a version for the Macintosh. I hope it's legitimate.

Anyone else know?

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Yes, it is legitimate. I had it when I had a PowerBook G3 years ago.
It is an older version that will only run under Classic.

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Why does she want Word 98 - she will probably find it crashes quite often in classic (which is a sandboxed OS 9) - which was never anywhere near as OS X

You are better off with Office X or Office 2004 for mac

Or, if she can countenence not using MS software the free NeoOffice
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Put Open Office on it.Its free and will open Word docs.
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I just heard about Open Office. I am looking into it. All she really needs it for is to open email attachments sent to her in MS Word.

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Don't rely too much on Open Office. You should be able to locate MS Office v. X for Macintosh or Microsoft Office 2004 for Macintosh quit cheaply and don't go back to Classic. The age of the dinosaur is long gone.
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Don't rely too much on Open Office. You should be able to locate MS Office v. X for Macintosh or Microsoft Office 2004 for Macintosh quit cheaply and don't go back to Classic. The age of the dinosaur is long gone.
Why? If all she needs to do is open occasional Word docs sent in email, NeoOffice (or OpenOffice) is more than up to the task.

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Worms and bugs see here:-

http://news.cnet.com/OpenOffice-bug-...3-6209919.html

Maybe Neo Office for OS X.
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Worms and bugs see here:-

http://news.cnet.com/OpenOffice-bug-...3-6209919.html

Maybe Neo Office for OS X.
Compared to MS Office, that's a drop in the bucket Note that NeoOffice is just OpenOffice with a more Mac-like interface grafted onto it. The same bugs or security flaws that would be found in OpenOffice will also effect NeoOffice.

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Does anyone know if MS Office 98 will work with OS 10.3? I'm not sure if Office 98 is only for OS 9x or if it's compatible with OS X.

Thanks in advance for any input you can give.

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Does anyone know if MS Office 98 will work with OS 10.3? I'm not sure if Office 98 is only for OS 9x or if it's compatible with OS X. I need to find a cheap way to get MS Word on my mother-in-laws Mac-mini. All she wants to do is open Word documents that people send her. I'm also looking into Open Office. But it would be nice to have PowerPoint, etc. just in case she needs it.

Thanks in advance for any input you can give.

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