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    I went out and purchased a MacBook Air 13" yesterday with a student discount and I got a $100 apple gift card for apps.

    I'm still getting use to the computer, I have until Wed. next week when UA starts. Now I need to find Word, PP, ect. I don't know if the school will supply it for me or not. However anything that I "must have" as apps are concerned?
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    Will Open Office / Keynote not work for you? The former is free and the latter $20.
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    I'm sure it will since I will need it for basic stuff.

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    I suggest you try LibreOffice a whirl. I heard that's a forked version of OpenOffice that's more Apple Friendly. LibreOffice has an Impress app that can open PPT files. The LibreOffice writer can also open doc and docx files. Also try to get Firefox and Chrome browsers as a backup.
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    She just got her computer so we got a 3 license version of office. Now we only have 2 Macs and three versions of office lol. I guess I will end up selling one license for it.
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    I stuck with iWork and have been very happy with it (does a good job of exporting to Office document formats) but some may require Office. I didn't care for Open Office, it felt clumsy and wasn't all that intuitive.
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    Never really been a fan of Mac as I'm personally impatient when it comes to figuring it out but I heard iWork's good as my friend has been using that and I can say that it's quite easy to use (on a personal level).
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    It took me about a week to get use to it compared to Windows, however I really like it and it's pretty friendly after you get use to it.
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    About the same with me. I still use pc at work, but it just confirms how much more I enjoy using a Mac.

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