iMac vs PowerMac software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kwajaln, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    Can someone tell me what the difference is between the software bundles the iMacs/books and the Powermacs/books come with? I know AppleWorks doesn't come on the PowerMacs, but what else? A friend with a Powerbook said it only came with the trial versions of Microsoft Office for Mac while the iMacs come with the full versions. Thanks!
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    iMac/consumer -- games/education and a home software bundle

    PowerMac/professional -- NO kids games/profession stuff and a business software bundle
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says.....of course, the easy thing to do would be to go to Apple's website and look at the specs for iMac and the specs for Powermac - they list the software that ships with each right there....oh yeah!
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    What?

    No Macs come with full versions of MS Office. There was a promotion quite a while ago, but nothing anywhere close to recent.
     
  5. kwajaln thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks so much for the help, duff. I had already looked on the Apple site, which states that the PowerMac comes with this software:
    But none of those are listed for the iMac. Does the new iMac not come with any of those???
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    What?

    yes it does, right after you click on the icon on the store main page. Those are apps that every mac comes with.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    That's because you trade the professional/business apps...

    Art Directors Toolkit, GraphicConverter, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition

    for games and education...

    AppleWorks, Quicken 2004 for Mac, World Book 2004 Edition, Nanosaur 2 and Marble Blast Gold

    They are going to TWO different market segments, an office user's desk vs. a families home.

    These applications are not free, they cost money -- and are built into the price of the machine.

    If you swapped the games and education stuff on the iMac for business stuff, the machine isn't going to be as fun for the families six year old.
     
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    it'd be kinda nice if they gave someone ordering from the online store (bto of course) the choice of software bundle because i bet a lot of people buy pb's and pm's and don't use it for business/pro stuff and vice-versa.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Anybody remember the Performa fiasco... :p

    Same machines, different model numbers and software bundles that made for some confusing marketing.

    Especially when you tossed in the shape changes molded around the same motherboard. :eek:
     

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