The new Intel iMac doesn't come with Appleworks. I assume this means it will not become a Universal Binary and be killed once all macs are Intel. This also means that once all macs are intel NO macs will come with a word processor. You will have to buy iWord or Office if you want to do word processing unles you use TextEdit, which is not a very good word processor in my opinion. I think that Apple should inclue iWork (or at least Pages) free on new macs the way they do iLife. Just my 2 cents. Edit: I gues one could use an open source WP but most switchers and consumers aren't going to want to or know how to do so.