got myself a macbook pro just priot to crimbo, was going to get iWork06 with it. the store guy stopped me. told me there was a 30 day trial preloaded of iWork06, and iWork07 would probably be out before that timed out... actually that one thing more than sold me on the mac and apple in general. no sign of it yet though, a pity, i'll get it when it appears based on the iWork06 trial though. ok its not as powerful as word 2003, keynote is nice but i hardly use powerpoint so its not too relevent, but a WP gets used. I have open office installed but it just don't 'fit' with the rest of the machine. fingers crossed it will be out soon. I can well understand not giving out a date for it (or osx 10.5) since everyone will then wait until that date. but i hope its not too long. and if it does have a spreadsheet, even a simple one I'm happy. Excel rocks, but normally its overkill. and I'm not forking out for office on the mac, i have parallels and office 2003 pro if required... but the mac stuff looks nicer.