Microsoft Office on Mac

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  1. br1anc

    br1anc New Member

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    hey, I am getting a Mac soon (around X-mas) and I have a question about running Microsoft Word/Powerpoint. Would it be easier to:
    1.) buy the Microsoft Office software for the Mac ($149.99)

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    2.) would it be easier to just install Boot Camp and run them on there. Would you have to buy the apps for Boot Camp too?

    or

    3.) any other way?

    Thanks, this will be my first Mac so I just wanta know what I'm doing here
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    just get mac office.
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    Ipodtouch97 Banned

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    either would be fine but i dont really know how to run bootcamp so i would buy microsoft office for mac
  4. drkassassin

    drkassassin New Member

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    or just use neooffice for mac..i dont know how good it is...i got my microsoft office for mac the less than legal way
  5. troublesome_killa

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    same here

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    you could say it was "shockingly cheap" (family guy kinda reference)
  6. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Wait for Microsoft's Office 14. Where it'll be all online. And most likely be Free. Or use other online alternatives until Microsoft's Office 14 comes:

  7. br1anc

    br1anc New Member

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    is there a rough release date available?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere before or around the release of Windows 7. So somewhere in 2009.

    More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_14
  9. br1anc

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    office 2008 is good i like it but if you have legitimate xp etc and office 2007 that aint a bad option after all 2007 is way better than 2008
    im not sure i can justify $150 on the mac version
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    soz i forgot why not use vmware instead of bootcamp then install office 2007 give windows 1gb of ram and u have the best of both worlds

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