Miscellaneous Things You Need to Know About Macs
You can really work with the Office:Mac productivity suite and Apple’s own iWork suite.
Microsoft Office:Mac 2011 costs about $200 for a single Home and Business version license or about $120 for a Home and Student license. Academics pay as little as $99.
Apple’s alternative to Office is iWork, a suite with three friendly programs: Pages (word processing), Numbers (spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentations), each sold separately in the Mac App Store for $19.99.