David Young on Mac Office vs. Windows Office Through Parallels

David Young prefers running Windows Office 2003 via Parallels (in Coherency mode) to running Mac Office through Rosetta. He has a point here:

But I argue that any Mac user who gives two shits about opening Office documents is working at a company that uses Office for Windows. Seriously: why else would you care?

But I think he vastly underestimates how many Mac users there are who really do like Word and Excel. No, they’re not trendy. Yes, until the next major version arrives, Intel-based Mac owners have to run them through Rosetta. But there are a lot of Mac users who’ve been using Word and Excel for a long, long time and who really do like them.

Wednesday, 6 December 2006