I searched the forums, but don't seem to have stumbled upon any such threads or questions as this one. I am a science student; Biotechnology so that means I will be using word processor, and excel programs quite a bit. Now I bought a Mac in September, so I have to buy Leopard which I can get for $99 at my school retailer. The thing is I tried out the Office 2004 trial version, and then tried out NeoOffice since it was free! Personally for a science student, I find NeoOffice way too open... Yes you can do a lot of the stuff MS Office can do but seriously trying to do a subscript or superscript; which by the way I do almost 83% of the time when I am writing my lab reports is painstakingly time consuming as you have to set the amount you want. Printing slides with NeoOffice Presentation with notes has so far totally failed with me. Trying to save in the MS format, and then so I can open it up later in XP on MS Word creates a hell of a lot of pain and errors!!! I personally have had enough of this for one semester! Personally I just want something Like MS Office, where I can do my work and be finished in 3 hours flat. So I wanted to get some advice, actually i still need to run the trial version for iWork '08 which I'll do after my exams this week! So I wanted to get some advice what you guys/gals recommend for a mac science student between MS Office 2004 with the nice deal for 2008, or iWork '08! Thanks for the info and advice! Enjoy your holidays!