Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Office Questions

    Member Since
    May 21, 2006
    Posts
    11
    Question Office Questions
    I'm about to buy a loaded 20" Imac for college. I've read all the posts about office but can't find one that truly answers my question. Which of the following is the fastest and or easiest way to run Office?

    A. Running bootcamp, installing Windows XP, and then installing Office?

    B. Installing my regular Windows Office 04 cd and letting Rosetta handle it?

    C. Buying the Office for Mac software which would also be run using Rosetta?

    I've got a pc laptop I'll be taking with me but really need the storage space of a desktop. I know I'll be able to accomplish much more on an Apple. Even though Auburn designates itself as an Apple School, everything there is PC so I know I will be needing to use office. Thanks in advance for your help.

  2. #2
    Office Questions
    iWonder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 09, 2005
    Location
    My world
    Posts
    632
    Specs:
    iBook 12" G4, 30 GB, 768 MB RAM. iPod 5G 30GB.
    Rosetta can't run windows apps.. mac can't run windows apps..

    so its either A or C.

    and it depends on how convenient you want it.

    a would be faster, and c would be easier.

  3. #3
    Office Questions
    TBoblp's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 11, 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    140
    Specs:
    20" Intel iMac, 15" Powerbook G4 (sold), 20GB iPod (nearing death)
    Buy it for mac. If you're getting a "loaded" 20" imac then it will run fine, you wont notice any lag. I have a 20" imac with a 1gb ram and it runs fine.
    Jazz is life

    "Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that **** and just play.
    -Charlie Parker

  4. #4
    Office Questions
    Chundermuffin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2006
    Location
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Posts
    55
    Specs:
    1st gen MacBook Pro - 15", 2.16GHz, 1G RAM, 100G HD
    I'd go with option A, for now (that's what I plan to do when I get a Macbook Pro), seeing as you've already got a version of Office and presumably a copy of XP. I'll wait for Office to be universal before I consider buying the Mac version.

    That said, I did get a chance today to try both Word and Excel on, funnily enough, a 20" Intel iMac, and they ran fine. Typing in Word had a delay, initially, but I put in a few sentences and it was smooth enough. Certainly not intolerable like some have been saying.

  5. #5
    Office Questions

    Member Since
    Mar 20, 2006
    Location
    Petaluma, CA
    Posts
    573
    Specs:
    20" iMac 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo, 12" iBook G4 1.07 GHz
    i'd just buy office for mac. i have it on my imac and it runs fine under rosetta. booting into windows just to use office would get to be a pain. boot camp is nice, but two minutes just to open office is a bit excessive.

  6. #6
    Office Questions

    Member Since
    Apr 17, 2006
    Posts
    64
    Is there any idea when office will become dual binary? Are they just gonna wait for Office 2007?

  7. #7
    Office Questions

    Member Since
    Mar 20, 2006
    Location
    Petaluma, CA
    Posts
    573
    Specs:
    20" iMac 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo, 12" iBook G4 1.07 GHz
    yes, microsoft says that office won't be universal binary until the next release, which is most likely 2007.

  8. #8
    -e-
    Guest
    i heard that office runs pretty badly through rosetta. is this true? i heard that powerpoint is super slow, and nothing else runs to full speed either. what's the go? i was just about to buy a macbook, but if i can't even run office on it... unless it involved booting it in windows, or using a slow emulated version... should i just get a powerbook instead and get the mac version?

  9. #9
    Office Questions

    Member Since
    Mar 20, 2006
    Location
    Petaluma, CA
    Posts
    573
    Specs:
    20" iMac 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo, 12" iBook G4 1.07 GHz
    i haven't used powerpoint yet, but office and excel work fine for me. no, they don't run at full speed and i'm sure you can get it to lag if you try, but it's not as bad as some people would have you think. if you're close to an apple store you can go try office on one of the machines.

  10. #10
    Office Questions
    wxboss's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 13, 2006
    Location
    Jax, FL
    Posts
    8
    Specs:
    Intel Mini Single Core/ 1GB RAM/ Superdrive: Ipod Nano 2GB
    I would probably lean towards Office for Mac. Currently, there is a real nasty Word vulnerability that I believe only extends to the M$ based platform. I don't believe it affects the Mac version.

    Here is a link on the vulnerability. Since I've made the full switch to OSX & Macs, I just have no desire to mess with M$ - it's a dangerous neighborhood.

  11. #11
    Office Questions
    Daddy Elmis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 28, 2006
    Posts
    390
    I run Mac Office on my new iMac 20 (1gig ram) with no problems in Word or Excel (haven't used Powerpoint) -- and I'm a fast typer. All the Office programs seem to load more slowly (compared to XP), perhaps because of Rosetta, but performance is not an issue.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Microsoft Office 2011 Questions
    By csiking in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-01-2011, 08:25 PM
  2. office 2011 questions
    By sens9000 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-07-2011, 06:54 PM
  3. open office questions
    By timetochange in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-16-2009, 09:09 AM
  4. A few questions about open office....
    By jimz in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-09-2006, 08:25 PM
  5. MS Office questions
    By djmitch in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-02-2005, 01:04 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •