Hi, I'm considering buying a 2011 27" iMac with the i5 2400 and 6970M, but I want make sure the applications are available and will work for me. First of all, which do you guys prefer: iWork 09 or Office for Mac 2011? How would you compare Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2010 on Windows, is it better or worse? Does the Mail/iCal applications work well with a Microsoft Exchange mail server? I'm using Outlook 2010 with Exchange at work and Outlook always has problems connecting and syncing and crashes a lot. I work in IT so I use the device manager and task manager a lot. Do I have to mess with updating drivers on the Mac, is there even a place to do this? Also can you check the utilization of disk/network/memory on OS X? How is iTunes on the Mac? On Windows it is horribly slow and crashes a lot even with an i7 860. I use VLC anyway I just want to know if it is better on the Mac. Installing/Uninstalling applications on Windows is painful. Some applications install a bunch of crap in random places (e.g. different folder locations and registry) and sometimes applications won't uninstall correctly. I usually use CCleaner and Revo uninstaller just to clean up some of the crap left behind. Does the Mac do this much cleaner? Thanks for your responses.