Any problem putting Silverlight or MS Office 2011 on MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kapalua12, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. kapalua12 macrumors 6502

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    Netflix asked for it before it would let me stream HD movies over WIFi to my
    13", 4 GB, 256 SSD, 2.13 .

    Any downside to installing this Microsoft Software?

    Coming from the PC world and wanting to maintain the pristine nature of my MAC's I'm reluctant to install ANY Microsoft products on the MACs I own, like Microsoft Office 2011 for instance. Any downsides to that 2011 MS Office program on a MAC? I need MS Word, Excel and Outlook would be useful too.
     
  2. inf macrumors 6502

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    Why would there be any downsides? Office for Mac 2011 is very good, considering it's coming from MS ;)
     
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Office 2011 runs perfectly on my new MBA13...
     
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Silverlight on a Mac is a much better piece of software than Quicktime on Windows.

    Phazer
     
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Steve Jobs will find out and send a signal to destroy your MBA.
     
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Works great on my MBA 11". Loads in one bounce on the dock. Also, Office 2011 includes a great "full screen" feature that is really nice for the smaller screen estate.

    I also haven't had any problems with silverlight.
     
  7. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    I haven't had any problems watching films on Netflix on my 11.6" using Silverlight.
     
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