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loading/running MS Word/Powerpoint on Mac OS

Discussion in 'Tech: Medical Apps, iOS, Android, medical devices' started by juiceman311, May 5, 2007.

  1. juiceman311

    juiceman311 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Are MS Word/Powerpoint glitchy (slow to load, slow to run) while running Mac OS X?
     
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  3. southerndoc

    southerndoc life is good Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    No. Even my Powerbook G4 isn't slow.
     
  4. JobsFan

    JobsFan 10+ Year Member

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    juiceman - if you mean running the PPC versions on intel macs - the Core duo's are fast enough that they run fine despite the emulation. I doubt I'd notice any difference when Office goes intel native.
     
  5. southerndoc

    southerndoc life is good Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Actually I think some of the tests on Office show that the Core 2 Duo chips run Office faster than PPC's.

    The last I heard, a Universal version of Office should be released this fall and is rumored to have a lot of cool features that the Windows version doesn't have. (The same was true when the last Office:mac was released.)
     
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    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Not any glitchier than it is on a PC.

    Will it still freeze occasionally or quit out without you wanting it to? Yes, but not anymore than it would on a PC. Its microsoft software - it will always have glitches.
     
  7. Dr Who

    Dr Who Future MD... 7+ Year Member

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    I use it quite often on my imac and so far I havent had any problems. I also have windows vista installed with office 2007 using boot camp and I have had absoluteno no problems opening files from one operating system in another.
     

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