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#1
Ignore what people say - I love Office for Mac. I initially purchased iWork but couldn't get to grips with it. It couldn't do things I was used to, don't think it could convert to PDF and numbers is not a patch on Excel (unless you're not using it for work purposes)

Hot!

(I did buy office for £8 though as my sister works for the NHS but so glad I did)
#2
Heat from me as it's a good deal BUT there are better alternatives out there.

After trying the abortion that is iWorks, and refusing to buy another copy of MS Office I gave Open Office a go and all I can say is that for a free office suite it's fantastic. What surprised me the most was the ease of use and how easy it was to work round.

I'm a Mac user and and have been for years but iWorks is rubbish, MS Office is ok but Open Office is ace!
#3
I think I"d be prepared to pay extra to keep that stuff off my Mac. :evil:
#4
Thats great - I could do with a new office!-o
#5
Wicked666
Ignore what people say - I love Office for Mac. I initially purchased iWork but couldn't get to grips with it. It couldn't do things I was used to, don't think it could convert to PDF and numbers is not a patch on Excel (unless you're not using it for work purposes)

Hot!

(I did buy office for £8 though as my sister works for the NHS but so glad I did)


FWIW, iWork can save as PDF. Just go to Share>Export (the same tab as saving as a .doc file) and
choose pdf.

Good deal if you're buying a Mac though. Voted Hot.
#6
Wicked666
Ignore what people say - I love Office for Mac. I initially purchased iWork but couldn't get to grips with it. It couldn't do things I was used to, don't think it could convert to PDF and numbers is not a patch on Excel (unless you're not using it for work purposes)

Mac OSX converts any document to PDF natively through the Print command. Just look for the PDF button in the lower left corner of the print dialogue.
#7
I paid about £35 for this from software for students, also got student discount on the mac, so basically hot if you are not a student.
#8
How much do you have to spend to get this free software?
#9
if you are a student card holder.. you get 17% discount at apple stores.
if you work in NHS you can get the office 2008 copy for mac for £8.99 (www. nhsdiscounts.com)
hope this helps some people.
#10
Hi potentially good deal for someone, something worth considering is that if you are thinking iof getting the macbook pro this is due an update v soon so could be worth hanging on..(info sourced from macrumours)

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro

cheers

berth:thumbsup:
1 Like #11
Still doesn't counter the fact that Apple computers are 2-3x the price of a PC of similar specs. COLD
#12
shadowdogg
Still doesn't counter the fact that Apple computers are 2-3x the price of a PC of similar specs. COLD


In a similar vein BMW's cost 2-3 times more than a similar spec'd Hyundia - I'll also stick with my Beemer and my Mac(s)
#13
freebo
In a similar vein BMW's cost 2-3 times more than a similar spec'd Hyundia - I'll also stick with my Beemer and my Mac(s)


Note the name of the site. Hot UK Deals not Hot brand loyalty deals
#14
Vista was good for Mac sales - Windows7 is obviously bad :)
#15
freebo
In a similar vein BMW's cost 2-3 times more than a similar spec'd Hyundia - I'll also stick with my Beemer and my Mac(s)


Yes thats true, but a mac is not a bmw though, it is just a Hyundai with a mac sticker covering the bonnet!

Apple use to try that trick to say how the power pc cpus made their pcs so much better then they switched to intel with their tails between their legs..

Cold.
banned#16
shadowdogg
Note the name of the site. Hot UK Deals not Hot brand loyalty deals


And this is a hot deal for a Mac.:roll:

Note the name of the site isn't poorpeoplemoaning.com.
2 Likes #17
It really is sad to see that people buying Macs thinking it'll make them look cool to their friends, only if they knew the most of their normal friends are just pointing and laughing at their pathetic attempt to look cool by buying a pc that’s specifically designed for idiots.

Cold!
#18
good deal, when interested in a MacBook Pro though might want to look at http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/618732/macbook-pro-13-7hr-battery-etc-curr
#19
I love it how every mac post attracts the "I hate macs but have never used one" crew.
#20
Sumy999999
It really is sad to see that people buying Macs thinking it'll make them look cool to their friends, only if they knew the most of their normal friends are just pointing and laughing at their pathetic attempt to look cool by buying a pc that’s specifically designed for idiots.

Cold!


I know - i llaugh that it takes at least 30 seconds to load windows! Then it crashes far too often.

Anyway, if Mac's weren't good, people wouldn't buy them. You really think people are that fickle? Plus the last thing they want to do is show it off, lest it gets stolen.

I would rate your comment highly had you said that you'd used both, but you haven't so I guess you're just following the crowd. Don't forget to defragment to stop windows slowing down :p

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/617771/online-only-clearance-macbook-alumi
#21
Sumy999999
It really is sad to see that people buying Macs thinking it'll make them look cool to their friends, only if they knew the most of their normal friends are just pointing and laughing at their pathetic attempt to look cool by buying a pc that’s specifically designed for idiots.

Cold!


have some rep :) ***** enlargement (in their head) tool is what i think of Macs
#22
shadowdogg
have some rep :) ***** enlargement (in their head) tool is what i think of Macs


I have £1.5k to spend on a laptop. I need it for work (MS Windows running citrix), to do a masters degree, to organise my photos, to create videos, internet and to have everything back up automatically to a time capsule hidden in my flat so if the laptop ever gets stolen I won't lose any of the above.

In addition, it cannot have any external vents (as have cooked laptops in the past because left them on my bed)

I am willing to pay for something that matches all of the above. Other than a Macbook - any suggestions? I'm not taking the **** but honestly want to know what PC equivalent I could have bought.
#23
Wicked666
I know - i llaugh that it takes at least 30 seconds to load windows!


more laughable that a £99 dell mini, bought via these very forums boots OSX faster than a mac book for ten times the price.
:whistling:
#24
Gold Feet
more laughable that a £99 dell mini, bought via these very forums boots OSX faster than a mac book for ten times the price.
:whistling:


So you advocate breachin Apple's regulations and installing it onto a non apple device?

why did you install OSX?

Plus with a macbook, don't need to shut it down unless not being used for a few days o it loads up instantly. As in within 2 seconds.
#25
Wicked666
I have £1.5k to spend on a laptop. I need it for work (MS Windows running citrix), to do a masters degree, to organise my photos, to create videos, internet and to have everything back up automatically to a time capsule hidden in my flat so if the laptop ever gets stolen I won't lose any of the above.

In addition, it cannot have any external vents (as have cooked laptops in the past because left them on my bed)

I am willing to pay for something that matches all of the above. Other than a Macbook - any suggestions? I'm not taking the **** but honestly want to know what PC equivalent I could have bought.


Probably something like the HP Envy.
#26
FWIW, Currys are offering free iWork on any Mac as an alternative and its £799 for the white Macbook, so about £20 cheaper than Comet. You pay your money and you make your choice.
#27
shadowdogg
Still doesn't counter the fact that Apple computers are 2-3x the price of a PC of similar specs. COLD


Idiotic, trolling comment.
#28
Wicked666
I know - i llaugh that it takes at least 30 seconds to load windows! Then it crashes far too often.

Anyway, if Mac's weren't good, people wouldn't buy them. You really think people are that fickle? Plus the last thing they want to do is show it off, lest it gets stolen.

I would rate your comment highly had you said that you'd used both, but you haven't so I guess you're just following the crowd. Don't forget to defragment to stop windows slowing down :p

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/617771/online-only-clearance-macbook-alumi


Do we have to go down the Mac VS PC route on this thread. It's great you like your Mac, I have a Macbook Pro, but enough with the tedious anti Windows rubbish.

Back on topic, decent deal for MS Office if you're planning on buying a Mac, but as an earlier poster pointed out, rumours abound there might be new models very soon.
#29
social lurker
Probably something like the HP Envy.


It has massive vents all around (prob means spec is too powerful for it's cooling capability) so that put me off.

Also, haven't got the specs but has it got a decent battery life & lighted keyboard?

I'm not having a go and want PC manufacturers to do well so apple have something to compete against. But I get to use OSX for everything (Did buy a new dell and tried to buy some video software that would work but couldn't) and iLife is awesome. Plus I have windows on it for work purposes.
#30
This is the most incredible product in the world. I used to be a PC office user for 20 years before, one day, I happened to walk past someone who was using this, and it changed my life forever. It gave me a whole new view of the world, the universe and most importantly - the meaning of life itself.

It inspired me to tears, made me orgasm and I was frothing drool from my mouth for weeks. When I awoke from this incredible experience, I decided to change people's lives....starting with africa.

I sold everything, and used all that money to purchase nothing but macs, with FREE office editions, then had them shipped off to the poorest village in somalia. I am sure those beautiful children yearn for nothing more now. (Well maybe apart from the electricity to run these fantastic jesus machines - oh and some coffee - I really think africa needs coffee).

sniff *blows into a tissue*

EDIT: I would like all the incredibly rich people in this forum to join me in this spirit of giving. Starting with the billionaire, classy and bursting at the hips with dignity - filth and furry.
#31
Comet did this deal last year at this time when I bought my girlfriend a MacBook as we were sick and tired of her windows laptop going slowing grinding to a holt after a few months...... resulting in a fresh install.


Ok, all she does is play games, facebook, ebay, e-mails etc..... so a cheap Windows Laptop would do the job BUT for over a year now it's never not just worked... meaning I have a quiet life... and worth every penny!


I can't comment on the PC vs MAC as i'm not allowed to use her mac.... but I got a £400 Acer Aspire 5 months ago & it's played up a few times now.... so I can only say for what we do, the MAC is better!
#32
Office for mac isnt that good might aswell get open office anyway is hot if yout want mac + office

Just a note office or oppen office cant oppen read only on mac....
#33
mac users are like everton fans,
all bitter!
Windows 7 is great
If your not using your mac for graphics projects im happily laughing at your because macs are no better for anything other than graphics projects.

And yes i have used a mac thank you and im a computer architecture student, so dont be a troll saying i have no idea what im talking about.
#34
iWork is much better than Office but unfortunately Office the industry recognised option and so you really need this - even if you have a lovely Mac - it's the only Microsoft thing installed on my Macbook Pro.

Good offer but if you really want a decent Mac laptop then get the one without this awful glossy screen (goodness knows why people love glossy screens so much - they are simply terrible unless you are in a darkened room with no reflections!). I think the only place you can get the antiglare option is with Apple (I could be wrong though so don't quote me on that one). 3% cashback on Apple Store with both Topcashback and Quidco. OK, rant over!
#35
since the specifications never match the prices, they shouldnt be giving more free software.......even after getting this free i still dont think any mac is worth it.

LOL at their dual cores selling for over £1100.......... do they think were stupid or just been born?
if you buy a mac, your probably going to be in the market for another computer within a couple of years because they all use old components.
#36
How can anybody vote this deal cold? You are getting a £99 piece of software for free, whether it be with a mac or not. This whole mac vs windows pc debate gets really boring in these threads. Those of you who bark on about the same hardware being twice as much for the equivilent PC should maybe go and post in threads where people have posted cheap deals on major brand tv's, as you can pick up the same hardware with a lesser brand in supermarkets. This is the exact same thing.

fps_d0minat0r
since the specifications never match the prices, they shouldnt be giving more free software.......even after getting this free i still dont think any mac is worth it.

LOL at their dual cores selling for over £1100.......... do they think were stupid or just been born?
if you buy a mac, your probably going to be in the market for another computer within a couple of years because they all use old components.


Apparently the screen on the 27" mac for clarity and resolution is better than a top end 27" Ultrasharp Dell monitor which costs around £400 less than the mac, so for the extra you are getting a top end computer, superior HD screen, and far better OS as well. I have used many computers and my iMac is hands down the best computer i have ever owned.

To compare a mac just on processor type alone is like comparing a pair of £15 earphones with £150 pair of bose. They both have the same fundemental parts and do the same thing, but the overall component quality and performance of the bose is heads and tails above. Yes of course you pay for brand as well but that is the same for anything, not just mac's.

Anyway excuse me while i just go and press the smug - i mean power button on my awesome mac. :-)

andyfisher100
mac users are like everton fans,
all bitter!
Windows 7 is great
If your not using your mac for graphics projects im happily laughing at your because macs are no better for anything other than graphics projects.

And yes i have used a mac thank you and im a computer architecture student, so dont be a troll saying i have no idea what im talking about.


Ooooh get you, a computer architecture student - how fancy. I am a technical architect with 10 years real life experience in the industry :thumbsup:
It's a proven fact that mac's are better for design work, thats why virtually all design studio's use them - you'll find that when you start work.

As for mac users being bitter - well if we really wanted to use Windows 7 then there is such a technology called virtualisation, being a computer architecture student i would have thought you would of heard of that. And speaking of Windows 7, and microsoft fanboys preaching about how much of a rip off mac's are, lets take a look at this latest offering which is nothing more than a service pack for Vista, yet they have the brass neck to charge people who bought vista for a whole new operating system! Yep that's value for money right there....

This is a good deal for anybody looking to buy a mac and who wants office, so HOT!.
#37
Let me give a non-bias view of this whole Mac - PC argument. I initially started with Windows 98SE then moved on to Windows XP (have been using it for over 8 years now) and finally got my hands on a Apple Macbook Pro 13" (late-2009). The GUI is aesthetically pleasing, it's relatively easy to navigate (after taking 3 weeks of constant use) and a tad quicker than my windows notebook. But that's where it ends.

Despite people going on how it's won this and that award, I found it counter-intuitive to what I require from a notebook/laptop/desktop. I've used linux ubuntu, fedora and the more user friendly Linux Mint, the latter being probably an alternative operating system I would consider if I couldn't use windows.

Over this past weekend I've been playing about with a Dell Inspiron 570 desktop (Q8300 6GB Windows 7) and a sony vaio 14" CW series notebook core i3 2.13Ghz, 4 GB ram, 330M GT nvidia 512MB also with Windows 7 - let me tell you windows 7 may be dumbed down a little compared to XP, but it is by far the best OS to date I've used. Snow Leopard might use a different file structure, one that is reportedly does not clog up like windows OS's and all the other positives that go along with it, but in my honest opinion it has nothing but a polished unix based OS (which it is).

Irrespective of the ills of Microsoft, monopolising the OS market, Windows 7 is easy to use (I've just taught a family member how to use the more advanced features 7 has to offer in 2 days, that was doubled for Snow Leopard).

Actually, OSX releases a patch or upgrade every 2 years at £25-35. A new disc for Windows Home Premium 7 is £75-85 or using ultimate steal/software4students/NHS/Armed forces discounts, can get hold of it for £40-50. User were pretty happy using Windows XP until & came out last year.

I strongly recommend Windows 7 (vista on the other hand wasn't great, and I don't think anyone will deny that) and if you can't get a hold of that, Linux Mint (based upon ubuntu) is an open source option with all proprietary features enabled.

I eagerly await google's attempt and hope they come out with something that will dent the market, as they did with the android mobile OS.
#38
Sammy86
Let me give a non-bias view of this whole Mac - PC argument. I initially started with Windows 98SE then moved on to Windows XP (have been using it for over 8 years now) and finally got my hands on a Apple Macbook Pro 13" (late-2009). The GUI is aesthetically pleasing, it's relatively easy to navigate (after taking 3 weeks of constant use) and a tad quicker than my windows notebook. But that's where it ends.

Despite people going on how it's won this and that award, I found it counter-intuitive to what I require from a notebook/laptop/desktop. I've used linux ubuntu, fedora and the more user friendly Linux Mint, the latter being probably an alternative operating system I would consider if I couldn't use windows.

Over this past weekend I've been playing about with a Dell Inspiron 570 desktop (Q8300 6GB Windows 7) and a sony vaio 14" CW series notebook core i3 2.13Ghz, 4 GB ram, 330M GT nvidia 512MB also with Windows 7 - let me tell you windows 7 may be dumbed down a little compared to XP, but it is by far the best OS to date I've used. Snow Leopard might use a different file structure, one that is reportedly does not clog up like windows OS's and all the other positives that go along with it, but in my honest opinion it has nothing but a polished unix based OS (which it is).

Irrespective of the ills of Microsoft, monopolising the OS market, Windows 7 is easy to use (I've just taught a family member how to use the more advanced features 7 has to offer in 2 days, that was doubled for Snow Leopard).

Actually, OSX releases a patch or upgrade every 2 years at £25-35. A new disc for Windows Home Premium 7 is £75-85 or using ultimate steal/software4students/NHS/Armed forces discounts, can get hold of it for £40-50. User were pretty happy using Windows XP until & came out last year.

I strongly recommend Windows 7 (vista on the other hand wasn't great, and I don't think anyone will deny that) and if you can't get a hold of that, Linux Mint (based upon ubuntu) is an open source option with all proprietary features enabled.

I eagerly await google's attempt and hope they come out with something that will dent the market, as they did with the android mobile OS.


Good post - although it may not look like it from my above post but i too am pretty unbiast when it comes to operating systems. Each to their own i say. Nobody is forcing anybody to buy a mac, and this deal is simply giving somebody the chance to save themseves a few quid in the process which is what this forum is all about after all. If a free copy of Office was advertised by itself without the mac association then it would get hotter than hot - it's only down to a mixed bag of ignorance and jealousy that people vote deals like this cold.
#39
Why would anybody spend sooooooo much money just to read hotukdeals.com :-D

Old PCs with Linux rule :w00t:
#40
I have a Mac, and it's lovely but for a number of reasons I can't cut the Windows PC out altogether so I have both. There are compelling reasons to have Windows, especially if you have school age children.

I can report that Snow Leopard itself is really good, but not so good compared to Windows 7 that it justifies such a huge premium for the hardware to run it on. So, to get mine I patiently waited for a reasonably priced one to appear on Ebay and got myself a bargain.

Anyway, if you must pay through the nose for a new mac, I suppose it is a bargain to get free office - at least you similar word processing/spreadsheets etc to what you are using at the office. Personally I wouldn't go for it myself.

Interestingly, in the business the purchase of a Mac for general office was questioned by Inland Rev. inspector because it is so much more than a PC, and couldn't be covered as a below the line expense - unless it is being used for publishing or graphic design for which Macs are de facto in the industry.

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