I know this question is played out to death but I have a specific question about the two programs. I have some classes coming up this semester where I need to use MS Office (specifically Excel and Word) and I have heard bad things about MS Office 2008 for Mac. I'm going to be learning specific things in Excel for Windows so I'd like the software on my computer to be identical for practicing at home. I'm only going to be using Windows for Excel and Word so I was wondering which program would be better for me. Also, my Mac only has 1 GB of ram and 56GB of HD space left. Will this be a problem running either of these 2 programs? If so can anyone link to me RAM that will work in an Intel powered Mac? Thanks!