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By the end of january i should be the proud owner of a flash new mac. and i am thinking about getting myself iwork because microsoft office seems extremly expensive but because of the college i go to and most of my friends have windows if i recive any documents from them it will be in microsoft office does iwork convert the document to pages or keynote or is it worth me just using a program like bootcamp and just install my windows version of microsoft office onto xp?

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You can export documents, power points and spread sheets to office readable formats and they can also read office documents, power points and spread sheets using iWork '08
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and if, for some reason, you don't find iwork doesn't work for you (unlikely) you can always download the free office suite NeoOffice (OS X port of Open Office)
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Yep! NeoOffice works fine I have found, and opens Micosoft Office Docs

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Office is really not much more expensive than iWork...like only $20. I use both btw. iWork still doesn't have complete compatibility with Office.

IMHO, NeoOffice and OpenOffice look awful. I bought a Mac for the user experience...using ugly, horrible software isn't conducive to that.

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Office is really not much more expensive than iWork...like only $20. I use both btw. iWork still doesn't have complete compatibility with Office.

IMHO, NeoOffice and OpenOffice look awful. I bought a Mac for the user experience...using ugly, horrible software isn't conducive to that.
We always get "Stitched up in the UK for software, its not like the states here.
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