iWork vs. MS Office


mduser63

macrumors 68040
Nov 9, 2004
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Salt Lake City, UT
What do you intend to do with the software?

iWork Advantages:
Universal so it's full-speed on Intel Macs.
Apple-designed UI fits in better with the Mac.
Simple and lightweight.
Relatively inexpensive.

Office Advantages:
The standard office suite on Windows and Mac, so no compatibility problems
Very powerful with tons of features
Includes a spreadsheet app (Excel)

I personally use and like MS Office for the Mac. That said, if you'd like to save a little money and your needs are not too intense, go with iWork.

As for the suggestion to use NeoOffice, be sure to check it out too. I personally don't like it, but for some people it's fine. It's getting better with time (especially in the interface) too.
 

ZoomZoomZoom

macrumors 6502a
May 2, 2005
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Varies from person to person.

This is an Office Suite, so going with the standard is a good idea. I use MSOffice and enjoy it. Good program, even if it is by Microsoft.