Buying a MBP - How to transition from PC?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SephirothXR, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2008
    I'm very aware of the software difference in that .exe files won't work on Macs, but you can still run bootcamp to have windows programs. Even still, I'd rather have Windows 7 (as the version that bootcamp runs) than Vista, but I don't want to have to pay for the Windows 7 DVD, but rather have it when I buy the laptop (with a PC in this case) since I hear Windows 7 fixes a lot of glitches. Same goes for Microsoft Office, I'd have to buy it all over again for a MacBook, or can I still use the same code (that can be used 3 times) that I have for my PC version Are these software problems generally fixable? I want to switch but I really think these software dilemmas might cause problems.
  2. dcdude macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2008
    There's no reason to pay for microsoft office mac or pc.

    Download open office for mac
  3. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2009
    Downtown Los Angeles
    I'm currently running the Windows 7 RC on my MacBook Pro.

    As for office, you have three choices:

    1) Use the one you have now on the windows partition.
    2) Download NeoOffice or OpenOffice, which are free, open-source office software.
    3) Buy it for Mac.

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