Last September I switched to a Mac after 28 years in the Microsoft World. I told myself that there would be no Microsoft software on any of my machines. I used iWork and got used to it. Friends told me that Office 2008 for Mac was really good, so I decided to give it a try. I installed it on my iMac. Install went fine, installing the updates was a big problem. It kept telling me that Office was not on my system even though I could clearly see it and run it. I called MS Support and was told this was a known issue. So I had to uninstall and reinstall. Spent hours on it. Today, I installed Office 2008 on my old iMac that I had sold to my friend, and both the install and update went well, so I thought that these problems had been resolved. I decided to install it on my new Aluminum Macbook. Install went ok. Update got stuck on "Running AutoUpdate Installer Script" Nothing I could do but Force Quit. It being a Sunday evening, I could not get hold of MS Support either. They wonder why people don't like MS Software?