iWork vs. MS Office

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrdice87, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. mrdice87 macrumors member

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  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    What do you intend to do with the software?

    iWork Advantages:
    Universal so it's full-speed on Intel Macs.
    Apple-designed UI fits in better with the Mac.
    Simple and lightweight.
    Relatively inexpensive.

    Office Advantages:
    The standard office suite on Windows and Mac, so no compatibility problems
    Very powerful with tons of features
    Includes a spreadsheet app (Excel)

    I personally use and like MS Office for the Mac. That said, if you'd like to save a little money and your needs are not too intense, go with iWork.

    As for the suggestion to use NeoOffice, be sure to check it out too. I personally don't like it, but for some people it's fine. It's getting better with time (especially in the interface) too.
     
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    Varies from person to person.

    This is an Office Suite, so going with the standard is a good idea. I use MSOffice and enjoy it. Good program, even if it is by Microsoft.
     
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    Search for the many threads on this subject, which have been started almost weekly for a year.
     

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