Hubby and I are starting a business. I will be working the business... not hubby. I haven't used a windows computer for more than about 5 mins in the last 11 years. I have always been an everything mac person. Never owned a windows machine, just used them when forced at work. We are working with a franchise and the franchisor says that everything can be done on a Mac. Hubby thinks this is a bad decision bc we were using a spreadsheet from the franchisor and it didn't translate perfectly into Numbers. It could have been user error too. I intended on buying Microsoft Office suite as well and feel that would likely have remedied the situation. Almost everything we will be doing is web based and the only thing they require is a quick network connection which is fine with me. Would you hesitate to go Mac? Obviously the cost is higher but I will likely just need three computers to start. A desktop, something like a mini, and a laptop. Also, I assume since the new release with the MacBook, that this weekend would be a good time to get a laptop. Lastly, how is MS Office working nowadays? Is it a monthly purchase/yearly? Can you just buy it outright? Where is the best place to buy it? Thanks so much in advance!