Ummm... New powerbook... Word Processing?

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Hi, I just got my new powerbook... however I need to know where the word processing software is? Doesnt it come with appleworks?

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mac_noobie said:
Hi, I just got my new powerbook... however I need to know where the word processing software is? Doesnt it come with appleworks?

Thanks

Mine came on the dock, however you might wnat to bring up the finder click applications and look for its folder. Then go into the folder and click on the icon
 
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mac_noobie said:
Hi, I just got my new powerbook... however I need to know where the word processing software is? Doesnt it come with appleworks?

Thanks

Apple's "professional" systems (PowerBook and Power Mac) don't include AppleWorks. Only the "consumer" systems (iBook, iMac, and eMac) include it.
 
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So what are you supposed to use for word processing when you get a new PowerBook?
 

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Word processing application does not come with a powerbook. You get Appleworks with the iBook. The only thing you have is textedit. You will have to purchase a word processor application, or you can search either version tracker or mac update for a shareware word processing application.
 
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Thats pretty bad that on their top of the line systems they don't even include good word processing software... Don't get me wrong I love my new powerbook but just dissapointed that I'm gonna be out another $80.
 
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****! That sucks! I am planning on getting the 15inch PowerBook, soon, and now that I know that it won't be coming with any software, that's gonn SUCK REAL BAD! Then again, I can the Microsoft Office Student/Teacher addition!
 
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****! That sucks! I am planning on getting the 15inch PowerBook, soon, and now that I know that it won't be coming with any software, that's gonn SUCK REAL BAD! Then again, I can the Microsoft Office Student/Teacher addition!

Well the PowerBooks DO come with software, just not a word processor. Apple gears the software package included with its professional models towards, well, professionals. Conversely, the software that comes with all of what Apple considers the mainstream models is a package that general users would find useful, such as AppleWorks, Quicken, World Book, etc.
 
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its not so bad... just my parents are gonna come down on me when I have to spend more money on this computer... I haven't even found out half of the stuff this thing can do... not yet at least.
 
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You are in for a treat and a great experience that will prove well justified for your parents :)
 

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