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    need an office product
    I am a switcher, happy about it and now its time to add an office suite. I have an I mac G5 with a ppc processor. all products i am seeing need an intel based processor. All my business stuff is in my pc and I want to switch it to my mac. i need excel, powerpoint and word, what can i use with this processor.

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    27" i7 iMac. Intel Quad Core. 16 GB Ram.
    You should be able to run Open Office 2x. It will be OK without an Intel based Mac.

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    MS Office 2004 and Office 2008 will run just fine on your G5. You can find MS Office 2008 at a discount by searching the web. And 2008 does not require activation. Stay away from Open Office even though it's free. Not only is it bloated, it's ugly and very un-Mac-like.

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    Thanks I have been looking up office 08 and found a special media edition, do you think it would be better than the regular 08

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    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Neo Office if you don't want to spend the money.

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    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    I'm not familiar with the special media edition but the regular edition for Home and Student comes with Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Entourage.

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    The "special media edition" included Microsoft Expression, which used to be called iView (I think) and is now called something else again. If you don't need Expression there's no point in buying the special media edition.

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