Since I have won the draw for a free copy of Office 2004, It bring up this thread.... My mother has always enjoyed writing books (although she has never actually published one) I was thinking of getting her a dedicated laptop to write on. I assume that a G3 would work fine for that task. Since this would be a dedicated writing computer, I will probably not have anything newer than Panther on it (as that works with Office 2004) and the only time it would be connected to the internet is to install Apple and Office updates. Will she need the Office 2004 plugin that makes it compatible with Office 2011 or (Office 2010 for windows)? I will get the cheapest, lowest spec Mac i can that meets the requirements What are the requirements for Office 2004?