MS Office 2004 Professional - Windows XP & Outlook Express??

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  1. jamieyw macrumors newbie

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    We are brand new owners of macbook, and we need to purchase MS Office 2004. Trying to decide on the Student/Teacher, Standard or the Professional version, and would like to know if the Professional version (comes with virtual Windows XP) comes with Outlook Express? Or, if we decide to purchase the Student version, does the 'Mail' from OS/X Leopard have the similar functionality as Outlook Express? Specifically, we wanted to be able to use the newsgroups functions of Outlook Express -- does anyone know if this is possible with any version of MS Office 2004 for Mac -- or with OS/X Leopard? THANKS!!!
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  2. portent macrumors 6502a

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    None of them come with Outlook Express. Outlook Express does not run under Mac OS X. You would be much better off using Mail for email and Unison ($25) or MT-Newswatcher (free) for newsgroups. Alternatively, you could use Thunderbird (free) or Entourage, (included with Office) for both email and news.

    Also, the VirtualPC emulation for Windows that came with Office 2004 Professional will not work on a Macbook (or any Intel Mac.) You can, however, run Windows using VMWare or Parallels much faster than VirtualPC ever could.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Unison is a great newsgroup reader. Pretty full featured and much better than Outlook Express ever was. You should look into it.
     
  4. jamieyw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Unison sounds like the one we need to get.
     
  5. chscag macrumors 65816

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    Before you spend the $25 for Unison, try Mozilla Thunderbird. It's free and it does newsgroups real well. I actually like it better than OE or even Agent which I have used for years.

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