I'm interested in purchasing a MacBook (2Ghz with 1GB of RAM) and I was wondering if I wanted to use it for an ICT course, what software should I load it with? Last year's course was based heavily on Microsoft Office and I'm assuming that this year's will be similar but there's no universal binary yet for it and I was wondering what then I should do. iWork looks like a very attractive package and combined with iLife it covers word processing, presentations and webpage building but it lacks proper spreadsheet and database programs. Microsoft Office for Mac looks ideal except for the fact that I'd have to use Rosetta to use it and the speed might suffer to the point I'd rather use my Windows desktop. What's the best option? EDIT: I've been looking at their respective pages and neither mention Access, the database package. This was necessary last year, is it not available for Macs? Apparently the only substitute is FileMaker 8 and I can't justify buying it for just this project so I may just have to use my Windows machine.