Ladies and Gents, I propose this question to you...do we (specifically Apple of course) really need to be so dependant on Office X and Microsoft in particular? I ask this question because of the power that Appleworks provides us. AppleWorks is a fully featured suite that can handle anything a standard consumer can throw at it. If I didn't have a copy of Office X, I would be completely satisfied with AppleWorks. It is completely compatable with Word (all versions) and Excel (all versions). It has a very decent presentation program, and has great templates and even a drawing program. I understand that Apple's corporate marketshare depends on Microsoft's Office app, and that Apple is just barely clinging to life in the corporate world. What is stopping Apple from completly pimping out AppleWorks to Office status? It can easily be just as powerful as Office very easily, and Apple has the resources to do it. I say that Apple keeps the current version of AppleWorks for the consumers and still offers if free with the iMacs and the iBooks, but makes a "pro" version for sale for about $200-$300 for businesses. That way Apple could be rid of the dependence they have with Microsoft, and also increase marketshare. The "pro" version would be on par (feature-wise) that Office is, and would compete directly with it. This couldn't happen without a rigorous campaign of advertising also, of course. Another round of "myths" and another page on Apple's website could generate a lot of exposure. Maybe even a $50 rebate to existing owners of Office to switch to AppleWorks when they upgrade. Any comments?