“Earlier this year, I returned to Apple’s Mac after too many years as a Windows guy,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet.
“Without hesitation, I downloaded Microsoft Office. I was under the impression I could not live without it,” Pendola writes. “Then a strange thing happened. There was a technical problem with the download. While waiting to hear back from customer service, I used Apple’s Pages word processing program.”
Pendola writes, “I also used Numbers (the Mac alternative to Microsoft Excel). And, although I have yet to test it, several people tell me Apple’s Keynote blows away Microsoft’s PowerPoint. My solid experience with Pages prompted me to get a refund on my Office order… Office might be big, but, just like the CrackBerry habit, its hold on consumers can be broken.”
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