Ordering my iMac - Preinstalled software?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Orme, May 3, 2011.

  1. Orme, May 3, 2011
    Last edited: May 3, 2011

    Orme macrumors member

    May 1, 2011

    Should I order any of the preinstalled software packages, or would I be better off buying them elsewhere?

    I know I would probably use Microsoft Office, but what is iWork, will I benefit from it, do I need it? :confused:

    Well, what will I be using my iMac for you wonder?

    I'll be using it for the Adobe CS5 Premium Design Package

    Graphic Design, Web, Music, Photos, Browsing, Games, College Work

    So... are these pre-installed packages for me, or should I save my money with the option of buying them somewhere else if I ever need them?

    Thanks xx ♥

    [Edit] Oops I meant iWork, not iLife!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    iWork is similar to Office for Mac. It includes three apps, Pages (Word), Numbers (Excel) and Keynote (PowerPoint). There is a free trial of Office for Mac and iWork so I wouldn't by them yet. Try them out and then buy what you think is the better.

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