I'm leaving for my first year of college in a week and half, and I'm taking the iBook I've had for two months with me. I'm in love with my iBook, but this summer, all I've used it for is surfing the web, catching up on emails, and organizing digital photos. (The summer months haven't been too terribly academically demanding.) I know that once I get to school, things'll pick up, and fast. I've used PCs my whole life and I'm very comfortable with Word, Excel, and other Office programs. Here's my question: should I buy Office 2004 for my Mac (at the student discount price), or should I hold off and try to get by with AppleWorks? Anyone have any experience using AppleWorks in an environment that is primarily PC-oriented? Will I be able to share files, print from school computers, and effectively organize papers and assignments? Thanks for your input... I really value the advice I cull from this forum! You all are the best.