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Old 2009-07-10, 12:16 PM
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If you go the Mac route you can run Excel/Word in a VM. VirtualBox is excellent and free, VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop are commercial but maybe more polished. As long as you have enough RAM the performance is more than acceptable but you can always boot into Windows via Boot Camp if you prefer.
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If you go the Mac route you can run Excel/Word in a VM. VirtualBox is excellent and free, VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop are commercial but maybe more polished. As long as you have enough RAM the performance is more than acceptable but you can always boot into Windows via Boot Camp if you prefer.
so is VirtualBox basically an opensource Parallels? being able to run TLH, EAC, and Ones on my mac would be really nice
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Yep, though it seems VB 3.0 isn't ready for prime time at least on OS X so 2.2.4 might be a safer bet at the mo. I ran a version a while back and it was great but at that time at least it couldn't use a Boot Camp partition as a VM so I went for a beta of Fusion which still does the job.
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If I go the windows route, should I wait for Windows 7? Heard it go rave reviews
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they must have shitcanned all the Vista project managers because Windows 7 is very good.

it actually has real features that enhance functionality yeah, I couldnt believe it either.
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Must have been an accident. I'm sure they won't let it happen again.
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Ok, mac question -- should I get iwork 09 or microsoft office for mac?
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Ok, mac question -- should I get iwork 09 or microsoft office for mac?
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so is VirtualBox basically an opensource Parallels? being able to run TLH, EAC, and Ones on my mac would be really nice
have you tried wine?

http://davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/
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I've never managed to get EAC to work with wine and it's fairly hit and miss with other programs in my experience.
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so neither?
Before springing for either, give NeoOffice a spin and see if it covers whatever functions of MS Office that you need.
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I've never managed to get EAC to work with wine and it's fairly hit and miss with other programs in my experience.
I've no experience with macs, but I had no trouble with EAC on Ubuntu linux/wine. The appdb lists no problems with recent EAC/wine versions

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=1190
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Old 2009-07-21, 09:54 AM
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I have the luxury of triple-booting on my Intel Macs so I've never really tried all that hard with wine but it's certainly a hell of a lot easier on Ubuntu.
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