MS Office (Intel) anytime soon?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Temujin, May 29, 2006.

  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nobody knows. I'll venture a guess and say "with the release of office:mac 2007"
     
  3. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So next year at the earliest. Hmm, know any equivalent to MS that do work on x86?
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    What about Rosetta?

    Office 2004 should run perfectly well through Rosetta. I still run a G4 PB, so I can't speak to this personally, but all everything I've heard seems to imply that Office running under Rosetta runs at near-equal speed to Office running on PPC.

    ...so, if it's speed you're concerned with, the thought seems to be don't worry too much. I imagine that's not necessarily true if you're using spreadsheets with 33,000 rows or something like that, but for relatively mild paper writing and spreadsheet use, I think the PPC version will more than suffice running under Rosetta.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I've found office:mac 2004 to run perfectly well under Rosetta, and that's on machines with only 512MB RAM. The programs took a bit longer to open but once open they were fine.
     
  6. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. I'll just run out and get the 2004 version then.
     
  7. Pittsax macrumors 6502

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    I'll second that. I've had no problems with Office 2004 on my MBP. In fact, it runs a little faster than on my old G4 iMac.
     
  8. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Office 2004 runs great on my Intel iMac. The only thing I notice is Office applications open a little slower on it then on my iMac G5, but once they are up and running there is no difference.
     

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