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I am going to buy a Mac of some form in the next few weeks. I have used Windows since 3.11 and all of it's associated software. My only real concern with going Mac is that I work with Office created files (Word, Excel, and Power Point 98% of the time) on a daily basis. If I use iWorks, is it really as good as it appears to be at working with MS Office files? I have read the specs of this software and it all sounds great, but I would like some real world input on this matter.

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I am going to buy a Mac of some form in the next few weeks. I have used Windows since 3.11 and all of it's associated software. My only real concern with going Mac is that I work with Office created files (Word, Excel, and Power Point 98% of the time) on a daily basis. If I use iWorks, is it really as good as it appears to be at working with MS Office files? I have read the specs of this software and it all sounds great, but I would like some real world input on this matter.

Thank you
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Personally, I would just use NeoOffice. It's fully compatible with MS Office document types and it's completely free. Otherwise, you can always get MS Office for Mac, or the new iWork '08 suite.

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i have microsoft office one my mini...word excel powerpoint entourage...they sell it at the apple store
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apple uses standards, the files they take in and export out are in the exact same format as a .doc made on a pc.


Windows fanboy gone Mac. Switching as soon as leopard launches. Can't wait for my macbook pro!
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cool! this all sounds good to me. i just did not want to have to dual boot Windows....i want to get away from ms crap.

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Personally, I would just use NeoOffice. It's fully compatible with MS Office document types and it's completely free.
woa that's geat...just curious, why is it free ?
I mean was it written in the same spirit as GPL in the Linux realm ?

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woa that's geat...just curious, why is it free ?
I mean was it written in the same spirit as GPL in the Linux realm ?
Exactly. It's based on OpenOffice.org, which is licensed under the GPL.

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