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MacTech Releases Office 2004 for Mac on Rosetta Benchmark Data

There is always OpenOffice: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?s=...indpost&p=85442


or Abiword: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=15322


MacTech Releases Office 2004 for Mac on Rosetta Benchmark Data

- Over 1000 tests performed to measure productivity on Office

- Compares PowerBook G4, MacBook Pro, and Intel iMac


April 21, 2006 — WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — MacTech today released an

extensive benchmark study of Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac running on the

latest Intel-based Macs. MacTech’s goal was to see how well Office

applications performed under Rosetta (Apple’s technology to dynamically

translate PowerPC-based applications to work on Intel-based Macs).


The large suite of over 1000 tests was performed comparing the PowerBook

G4, MacBook Pro, and Intel-based iMac. The purpose of the testing and the

article are to answer the questions “Does Microsoft Office 2004 run well

enough on the new Intel-based Macs? Or should you delay your purchase of

these machines?”


“MacTech Labs has been doing product evaluations and testing for over 20

years. Our focus is to help IT Pros not only in making tough decisions, but

with real-world and how-to answers. In this case, we wanted to help people

decide if they should wait, or could they proceed with their Intel-based

Mac purchases,” said Neil Ticktin, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, MacTech

Magazine. “While we were initially surprised by some of the results, the

tests accomplished their goal and will aid system admins in understanding

what to expect out of Office under Rosetta.”


Portions of the article will be published in the May 2006 issue of MacTech

Magazine. The full details, including results tables, graphs and full

descriptions are available immediately at:


( http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vo...e2004Benchmark/ )

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