This is not neccesarily true. While office for windows does have a few things office for mac doesn't, the features aren't anything that you can't live without.i heard that office for windows is a lot better then the one we have for mac. Would it make sense to buy office for windows instead of for my mac and just use bootcamp when i need word or excel?
For a maths degree i imagine you will be writing lots of reports containing lots of equations and variants thereof. This means you'll want a word processor that has good abilities in formatting and inputting equations. I don't know how good NeoOffice and Open Office are in these regards. Word with equation editor is pretty good but you could also check out LaTeX or Lyx as some people rave about its equation abilities. (although there is a pretty steep learning curve with these programs.) I'm assuming you'll be starting in October so buying office now would be jumping the gun, i'd stick with a free version for now and wait and see what/when Office is released. You may also be able to get it cheap through your University.How much better is office than neooffice?
Is it worth the £50 or whatever with the student discount when I'll only be using it for whatever I would use it for doing a maths degree?
I"m still using Office for Mac 2004 (running under Rosetta on my MBP) and the only issue I've ever had is that my version of Powerpoint doesn't handle embedded ActiveX items. This has meant that I've missed out on some joke Powerpoint presentations that weren't actually funny in the first placei heard that office for windows is a lot better then the one we have for mac