VMWare and MSOffice work on Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by safetyobc, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    Just curious if programs like VMWare Fusion and MS Office for Mac will work after Leopard is released as they do now?

    I am planning on buying a MB or MBP in the next few days. I want to get VMWare with WinXP (only because I have a couple of Windows only programs).

    They should work no problem, right? I will likely buy the MB of MBP, then pay the $10 to upgrade to Leopard in a couple of weeks.

    any info would be appreciated.
     
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    VMWare Fusion 1.1 Beta improves support for Leopard :)

    Office will work, but unless you really need MSOffice, I greatly recommend NeoOffice, which is free...
     
  3. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    I will likely run Neo Office for a couple of months and see how I like it.

    Can I open MSOffice files with NeoOffice? And can others with MSOffice open my files from NeoOffice?
     
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    Files are compatible both ways between NeoOffice and MS Office on Mac and PC :)

    Not only is it free, but until January, MS Office won't be very fast, as it is not yet made to suit Intel processors (the word for this is Universal). Personally, I think I may buy Office:08 if the student pricing remains the same, as it looks very good...
     
  5. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It says on Apple.com's store that if you buy MS Office 04 that you will get a free upgrade to MS 08 when it is released.

    Sounds good? My wife is a student and is the one who will be using it, so how do you get the student discount?
     
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  7. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sooo, the education price is $149.99?

    I thought it was cheaper than that. Maybe I am thinking of iWork.
     

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