I have recently bought two programs: iWork '08 Microsoft Office 2008 Standard Here is some advice for people who are thinking about which one to get. iWork '08: Pros: Nice templates Easy use All in one window Cons: Not easily compatible with Word, Excel, Powerpoint Documents Very few options Less templates than MS Office MS Office 2008 Standard: Pros: Very nice new interface Easily compatible with a lot of word processors except iWork Just very cool to use Cons: Separate windows are annoying In all I think MS Office 2008 is worth it's price, so is iWork. So if you pay more you get more. If you can get both, do it. MS Office is better than iWork if you constantly need Word, Excel, and Powerpoint because you use Windows a lot and iWork is good for the Apple-only people I think Microsoft Office 2008 is better personally, but iWork is nice too.