MS Office (Intel) anytime soon?

epochblue

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What about Rosetta?

Office 2004 should run perfectly well through Rosetta. I still run a G4 PB, so I can't speak to this personally, but all everything I've heard seems to imply that Office running under Rosetta runs at near-equal speed to Office running on PPC.

...so, if it's speed you're concerned with, the thought seems to be don't worry too much. I imagine that's not necessarily true if you're using spreadsheets with 33,000 rows or something like that, but for relatively mild paper writing and spreadsheet use, I think the PPC version will more than suffice running under Rosetta.
 

Chundles

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I've found office:mac 2004 to run perfectly well under Rosetta, and that's on machines with only 512MB RAM. The programs took a bit longer to open but once open they were fine.
 

Pittsax

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Chundles said:
I've found office:mac 2004 to run perfectly well under Rosetta, and that's on machines with only 512MB RAM. The programs took a bit longer to open but once open they were fine.
I'll second that. I've had no problems with Office 2004 on my MBP. In fact, it runs a little faster than on my old G4 iMac.
 

DakotaGuy

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Office 2004 runs great on my Intel iMac. The only thing I notice is Office applications open a little slower on it then on my iMac G5, but once they are up and running there is no difference.