Lately, one of the most common Mac questions I'm seeing pertains to anything Microsoft Office. True, many macs come preloaded with this "trial" software, but there has to be a better option right? Absolutely.There is no need to constantly be reminded that Microsoft wants money from you every time you try to open a document beyond the expiration of your 'free one month trial." Time to free yourself completely of Office, as there are many far superior open source full office suites out there, and they're totally FREE. Donate if you like to keep the community and development alive. My favorite option is NeoOffice, which can be downloaded free at http://neooffice.org NeoOffice is totally native to Mac OSX and works like a dream. I've never looked back. Try it for yourself and let me know how you like it. I assure you you'll be most satisfied every time you click on the new ship icon in your dock- It's smooth sailing ahead!