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Apple i work 09 60.00 @ COMET

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A deal for Mac users. Cheapest I've seen so far, retails at £69. You can order this online but have to pay delivery or you can order it in store for pick up at a later date for free. I've checked a… Read More
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A deal for Mac users. Cheapest I've seen so far, retails at £69.

You can order this online but have to pay delivery or you can order it in store for pick up at a later date for free. I've checked and they can definitely order it for collection as they have plenty of copies at the main warehouse. Sku is 519634, its on the comet in store catalog so a member of staff will be able to find it for you if you forget the sku.

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#1
Good deal, I work for Comet I will need to mention to my manager to get some of these ordered in.
#2
This is soooooooooooo mucccchhhhhhhhhhhh better than Microsoft Office!

(for those unsure) It's fully compatible with MS Office files.
#3
I saw this the other day, apparantly you can link your iphone/itouch with this when doing presentations. gives you notes/etc
#4
masterruckus
I saw this the other day, apparantly you can link your iphone/itouch with this when doing presentations. gives you notes/etc


You need an application from the iTunes App store called Keynote Remote to do that on top of this iWork package.
#5
i'm sure i got a email from apple the other day offering me a free 90 day trial..
#6
I work for Comet also and saw the deal today lol. I brought it and i think its better than the office suite
#7
Yeah it certainly is a lot more fun to use!

Heat and Rep added.
#8
People can't seriously be comparing MS Office to iWork and say that it is better. I use Mac & Vista everyday and while I admit that iWork looks great and has some superb features, saying it is better is blatant fanboyism.

There is no database, no outlook or publisher. I admit that pages has elements of both Word & Publisher, but it doesn't work as well as either on their own. It gets even worse when you compare the new version of Office.

Comparing Works & iWork would be better
#9
mminghella
People can't seriously be comparing MS Office to iWork and say that it is better. I use Mac & Vista everyday and while I admit that iWork looks great and has some superb features, saying it is better is blatant fanboyism.

There is no database, no outlook or publisher. I admit that pages has elements of both Word & Publisher, but it doesn't work as well as either on their own. It gets even worse when you compare the new version of Office.

Comparing Works & iWork would be better


how about comparing open office to iwork ?

:)
#10
Shame they're not doing the new I'Life 09 at that price!
#11
mminghella
People can't seriously be comparing MS Office to iWork and say that it is better. I use Mac & Vista everyday and while I admit that iWork looks great and has some superb features, saying it is better is blatant fanboyism.

There is no database, no outlook or publisher. I admit that pages has elements of both Word & Publisher, but it doesn't work as well as either on their own. It gets even worse when you compare the new version of Office.

Comparing Works & iWork would be better

Why would I need Outlook when Macs come with Mail as standard? I don't see the point in Publisher or a database program myself, serves no purpose for me - iWork has Numbers, but I don't bother using it. iWork is better - looks and makes nicer products.
#12
Adamo
Why would I need Outlook when Macs come with Mail as standard? I don't see the point in Publisher or a database program myself, serves no purpose for me - iWork has Numbers, but I don't bother using it. iWork is better - looks and makes nicer products.


So, because you don't need the features, i makes it an inferior product? That doesn't really make sense :thinking:
#13
mminghella
People can't seriously be comparing MS Office to iWork and say that it is better. I use Mac & Vista everyday and while I admit that iWork looks great and has some superb features, saying it is better is blatant fanboyism.

There is no database, no outlook or publisher. I admit that pages has elements of both Word & Publisher, but it doesn't work as well as either on their own. It gets even worse when you compare the new version of Office.

Comparing Works & iWork would be better


You could compare Works to iWork, but to critiscise iWork for not having a database or publisher or outlook is a little unfair. In the same price range, you could only buy the Home and Student edition of Office (Word, Excell, Powerpoint and Onenote) and iWork.

Edit: If you did want MS Office on your Mac, you could spend another £20 and buy the Mac version and still only have Word, Excell, Powerpoint - no Access or Publisher.

For the added functions, you'd have to buy the Professional edition which would could 3/4 times as much (£200?)
banned#14
Using the trial version at the moment and impressed, not used MS Office on the Mac but heard from some Uni mates its missing some features from its Windows counterpart?
#15
Agreed:whistling::whistling: another judgemental one, facts right before blurb LOL

mminghella
So, because you don't need the features, i makes it an inferior product? That doesn't really make sense :thinking:
#16
I'm using iWork - I like the Keynote software... works very nicely with the Keynote app on my iPod Touch and also, I like Pages.
#17
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#18
JoeUK
This is soooooooooooo mucccchhhhhhhhhhhh better than Microsoft Office!
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No, it's not, but then it's not designed to be. From a practical point of view Office 2007 is Microsoft's shining diamond for business use. Huge features, Excel is incredibly powerful, Outlook is the defacto standard for business exchange servers etc.

However, for a home user, and most people won''t need 90% of the features of Office, then iWork is a very nice package indeed. Sixty notes? Hot deal.
#19
mminghella
People can't seriously be comparing MS Office to iWork and say that it is better. I use Mac & Vista everyday and while I admit that iWork looks great and has some superb features, saying it is better is blatant fanboyism.

There is no database, no outlook or publisher. I admit that pages has elements of both Word & Publisher, but it doesn't work as well as either on their own. It gets even worse when you compare the new version of Office.

Comparing Works & iWork would be better


If you're a business then Office makes a lot of sense, and as you'll have an exchange server you would have Outlook anyway. If you haven't used Office 2007 then choosing between iWork, Office 2007 and OpenOffice is interesting - OOo has the interface familiar to Office 2003 and earlier users. Office has the funky ribbon - you love it or you hate it. It also has a broken multi-document Excel implementation (only one spreadsheet visible at a time). iWork's Numbers is weak, it's a document-oriented spreadsheet, ideal for creating snazzy graphs and presenting data to wow others, but if you really use Excel it won't be enough (don't know about 2009 edition however).

For home users iWork is more than adequate, and it's far more fun and intuitive to use. I believe that you also get a discount (or will soon) when you buy it with a Mac.

In addition Keynote is by the the best presentation software available right now, it makes Powerpoint look like Ceefax. Works is horribly primitive in comparison.
#20
There's no debate to be had, the best office productivity suite is, Microsoft Office.

But this is more than fine for home users who want to make cool looking flyers etc.

scott_87
Using the trial version at the moment and impressed, not used MS Office on the Mac but heard from some Uni mates its missing some features from its Windows counterpart?


It's certainly missing VBA functionality at the moment, but that's coming back in the next version.

Back to the deal, voted HOT.
#21
scott_87
Using the trial version at the moment and impressed, not used MS Office on the Mac but heard from some Uni mates its missing some features from its Windows counterpart?


Yup, no Publisher or Access. However, it does work really well and I like it. However, it really looks and feels at home on a PC.

its horses for courses I suppose.

In the spirit of fairness, iMovie poops all over MovieMaker from a great height and I love teaching it in my lessons
#22
It really does depend on your needs. iWork is more than adequate for me and probably for the average user. I do believe the iWork has more flair and increased ease to comparable tasks in Office. Although iWork probably wouldn't be up to Enterprise type tasks don't underestimate it.
This IS a good price and heat added but be aware that a 5 license family version of both iWork and iLife are available for £85 each directly from the Apple Store.
#23
mminghella
So, because you don't need the features, i makes it an inferior product? That doesn't really make sense :thinking:

Where did I say it was inferior? You just made that up. Because I don't use the features, I don't have to pay for them (so I use iWork) - whereas Microsoft Office has quite a hefty premium if you want Publisher. iWork does what I want it to and makes much more visually attractive letters among other preferences of mine.
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Adamo
Why would I need Outlook when Macs come with Mail as standard? I don't see the point in Publisher or a database program myself, serves no purpose for me - iWork has Numbers, but I don't bother using it. iWork is better - looks and makes nicer products.


Adamo
Where did I say it was inferior? You just made that up. .


:whistling:

nannyogg

This IS a good price and heat added but be aware that a 5 license family version of both iWork and iLife are available for £85 each directly from the Apple Store.


Apple has removed the registration key from the retail boxes. It is an honour thing now, if you want to install more than one copy as to whether you pay more for the family packs now.
#25
spraint
:whistling:

Apple has removed the registration key from the retail boxes. It is an honour thing now, if you want to install more than one copy as to whether you pay more for the family packs now.

Again, where did I say it was inferior? Oh wait.. I didn't.
#26
Im a Mac user in my office there are 4 of us, I got to admit Iwork is a great bit of kit and just as good as Microsoft office, the only thing that does let it down was Numbers, Numbers didn't let you deal with large Excel files... but with '09 its got over that and can now let you handle huge data files, Pages is great, i use it to make a snazzy proposal with drag and drop images etc i takes me a matter of seconds... you cant fault it one bit and as for keynote, that just makes Powerpoint look cheap and silly, and the fact that Iwork lets you export to all office file formats just makes it great.

the new Iwork.com that comes with this is great, we havent used it yet but in a nutshell it means you can share your documents over the web/network/bonjour etc... and comment on certain aspects and looking at some of the videos you can put virtual stick it notes on the work sheets... rather than adding comments hich are hidden all over your word documents...

BUT office does rule and I use office '08 but you would be gobsmacked at half the features microsoft ripped from Iwork on the way office '08 looks, even down to the template chooser, making snazzy spreadsheets etc... the MAJOR MAJOR downside to Excel for MAC is the lack of Macro functions!! besides that Office '08 for mac is very good.

MAIL does have full support for Exchange server, and works well with your Ical and Contacts just as good as Outlook, Outlook is so old and over detailed.... Mail just keeps it simple.

you will never get me back to PC and the last time I used a PC was back in the day of Windows ME.... but Office is good, but Iworks is creeping up, trust me you wont know the difference between office '08 and Iworks '09.
#27
Adamo
Again, where did I say it was inferior? Oh wait.. I didn't.


Adamo
has Numbers, but I don't bother using it. [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"] iWork is better[/COLOR][/SIZE] - looks and makes nicer products.


Do you have reading or comprehension difficulties? Seriously, what part of "iWork is better" do you not understand? You wrote it.
#29
#30
:roll: Fanboi

Macs get viruses maybe nowhere near the bombardment you get with Windows but come on you shouldnt download from the darkside anyway :whistling:

I mean i dont :p
#31
To save even more money though you can get all this free with google documents lol...
#32
Mac Trojan Horse OSX.Trojan.iServices.A Found in Pirated Apple iWork 09
http://www.intego.com/news/ism0901.asp
#33
Good to see Mac vs PC (or should I say OSX vs Windows) debate still going strong.

May as well join in.

MS Office and outlook is generally the most common used software in business, probably as the old saying goes "nobody got sacked for buying MS Office". I use Windows and Office at work, but I have a mac and linux desktop at home.

I have a vista media center, but currently building a linux mythTV box, other than that, I won't have any more windows machines in my house.

I don't use iWork though. Not sure about iWork 09, but 08 did have some compatibility issues with some office documents. I use neooffice (native mac version of openoffice) on my mac and openoffice on my linux desktop. Great piece of software for free. Evolution mail on linux is great too.
#34
spraint
Do you have reading or comprehension difficulties? Seriously, what part of "iWork is better" do you not understand? You wrote it.


:thumbsup:

You go girlfriend!
#35
Is there any truth in the rumor that Apple are going to make going to the toilet 'soooooo much better' in the near future with a new product called iCrap? :roll:

Anyone who has a requirement to use MS Office properly in a proper working environment couldnt possibly consider iWork a better product. Especially if its the 2007/2008 version of Office we are comparing it with.

At least some posters have a point when mentioning OpenOffice vs MS but to compare it with iWork is taking it to extremes indeed.

When Steve Job's pops his clogs he will have the satisfaction of knowing that he has created a worldwide army of mindless zealots who see an Apple badge and an 'i' prefix as the be all and end all of music and computer related software and hardware no matter how flawed others without the apple tinted specs on see it.
#36
I wouldn't go as far as evolution did, but I agree with a lot of what was said in principle.

I am a recent Mac convert and I will happily admit that I love my MacBook Pro and the machines I teach on are dual boot Mac/Vista. There are a lot of things that Mac does better and I find myself quite frustrated when using Vista. However, if I need to write a document or spreadsheet, I reach for MS Office (Mac or Vista) as they are the best tools for the job.

This thread has effectuvely been hijacked and I am as guilty of that as anyone, but the blatant fanboyism of the first lot of comments has kicked up a bit of a fuss
#37
Ev0lution
Is there any truth in the rumor that Apple are going to make going to the toilet 'soooooo much better' in the near future with a new product called iCrap? :roll:


People who unfairly diss a company are just as much fanboys as those who promote them. :whistling:

As other people have said, for business use Office wins, but for home use its perfectly valid to say you think iWork is better.
#38
belovedmonster
People who unfairly diss a company are just as much fanboys as those who promote them. :whistling:

As other people have said, for business use Office wins, but for home use its perfectly valid to say you think iWork is better.


But thats only your opinion. The same as I think that since I use office day in day out it is much easier to use Office in the house as well, neither of us will ever be 'right'

The issues here are never about the quality of the product but more about brand loyalty than anything else.

I want to make it clear here that I have no problem with Apple per se but MS are seen as the devil incarnate on here by some when in fact Apple and MS are 2 sides of the same coin with both trying to extract as much as you beloved cash as they possibly can. The constant updates to OS tells you that.

To those who claim that Apple are somehow more ethical than MS, I would suggest they take a long hard look at iTunes and the way they have deliberately made the format as difficult as possible to share or compete against, you might even call it 'MS-esque' in its operational methods.

There is nothing at all to suggest that Apple would be any different from MS if we all woke up one day with Macbooks running the world with us all leading a new Apple inspired electronic iLife.
#39
I got this for £30 but yeah this is a good price
#40
doodygirl
I got this for £30 but yeah this is a good price


How did you get it for 30 quid... :D

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