MS Office for $20 or iWork

macjonny1

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I have a special deal through business at work where I can get MS office for $20. I also know it is from 2004 and not made for the intel mac. Is there any reason to use it instead of iwork besides the price? I guess maybe a more fair question is what would you use if the price were the same? I really don't need all of the business features of MS Office and would almost prefer not to have this bloated software on my computer.
 

NomadicTy

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It's only $20, I'd get it if I were you. That's what, a dinner for one at Olive Garden? It would at least give you a little piece of mind that you can handle/create documents in the 'standard' format.
 
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BossHogg

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I've used Office for years and years at work. However I really enjoy iWork and would not use anything else for home....but $20 is mighty cheap !!!
 
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macjonny1

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OK thanks for the replies...I'll go ahead and grab Office.

Now, a more important question.... a little different question than which one would you get: which would you use if you had both installed on your computer?
 
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TimJim

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I think iWork is better, but theres compatibility issues. Also it's only $20.
 
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GSMiller

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I'm assuming your place of work uses Office quite a bit, making Office on your Mac at home more convenient. And you can't beat that price.
 
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Nermal

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I made use of that deal last year (I assume you're talking about the Home Use Programme), and it is indeed money well spent. I expect that 2008 will also be available once it's released, and I intend to buy that too.
 
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decadentdave

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I'd wait. Office 2008 for Mac will be released in January unless they will offer a special discount upgrade price.
 
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