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I'm in the market for a really cheap laptop to run MS Works and that's about it. I don't need it to do anything else. I wanted to know your opinions on this.

 

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First of all, can I make MS Works with an apple? I imagine there must be a way. Also, where I'd just be using this for word processing, do you think this would be a good for me?

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Virtual Windows, but it runs slower than hell. Can you run AppleWorks 6 instead? My copy of AppleWorks 5 can write and read Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and MSWorks files from Windows PCs.

 

For Mac OS X: http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/virtualpc/

 

There are Mac OS Classic products too. I have an original blueberry 300MHz iBook with Mac OS 8.6 and I never ran Windows on it, but some iMacs we had at school at that time did and it was kinda slow. Get lots of memory.

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I'm in the market for a really cheap laptop to run MS Works and that's about it. I don't need it to do anything else. I wanted to know your opinions on this.

 

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First of all, can I make MS Works with an apple? I imagine there must be a way. Also, where I'd just be using this for word processing, do you think this would be a good for me?

 

 

Word works on an Apple.

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I'm in the market for a really cheap laptop to run MS Works and that's about it. I don't need it to do anything else. I wanted to know your opinions on this.

 

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First of all, can I make MS Works with an apple? I imagine there must be a way. Also, where I'd just be using this for word processing, do you think this would be a good for me?

 

 

Word works on an Apple.

 

He said Works, not Word. As far as I know, there is no MS Works for Apple, but rather AppleWorks.

 

EDIT: And if you need an office suite for the Mac but don't want to spend too much, consider OpenOffice.org2 at http://www.openoffice.org/. Be warned that it may take a while to load b/c it has to open in the X11 platform.

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Thanks for the advice, guys. I'm just kinda browsing right now. I'm an aspiring writer, but damnit, after spending 10 hours a day in front of a computer at work, I don't want to come home and sit in front of one. I figure if I had a cheap laptop I could write on, I could just relax on my bed or couch and write.

 

If you guys have any recommendations, lemme know.

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Thanks for the advice, guys. I'm just kinda browsing right now. I'm an aspiring writer, but damnit, after spending 10 hours a day in front of a computer at work, I don't want to come home and sit in front of one. I figure if I had a cheap laptop I could write on, I could just relax on my bed or couch and write.

 

If you guys have any recommendations, lemme know.

 

Find a cheap Mac laptop with AppleWorks or Word and you should be more than fine.

 

A PowerBook or iBook should be fine, just post it up here first and us Apple folk will tell you how to handle it.

 

My iBook from 1999 may only have 300MHz and 30MB of RAM, but it is wireless via one of the first Airport cards and is still functional for Internet browsing, word processing, e-mail, and playing the included Bugdom and Nanosaur.

 

Ones I found on eBay that aren't too bad:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iBook-G3-Noteboo...bayphotohosting

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iBook-G3_W0QQite...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Find a cheap Mac laptop with AppleWorks or Word and you should be more than fine.

 

A PowerBook or iBook should be fine, just post it up here first and us Apple folk will tell you how to handle it.

 

My iBook from 1999 may only have 300MHz and 30MB of RAM, but it is wireless via one of the first Airport cards and is still functional for Internet browsing, word processing, e-mail, and playing the included Bugdom and Nanosaur.

 

Ones I found on eBay that aren't too bad:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iBook-G3-Noteboo...bayphotohosting

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iBook-G3_W0QQite...1QQcmdZViewItem

 

 

Cool thanks. All though keep in mind, I'll take either Apple or PC. But I would like to be able to transfer files between the two, which is why I was wondering if macs could run Works. So I'm keeping all options open. Although the price of the one you posted stays low (hahha, right), I might get the shearly on principal.

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If your not looking for a power machine then you cant really go wrong with one of the cheap dells that are always on sale. Granted there customer service has gone down hill since the late 90's but the machines are quality. I've been using one of there business Latitude machines for a month or so now and i love it.

 

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/f...s=19&l=en&s=dhs

 

Take a look at those.

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if you want a great but cheap laptop get a shoe box then get a hard drive put it in there, when your done put like something that looks cool and say thats your wireless device then take the shoebox lid off and thats your screen :) if you have any questions call the company thats on the shoebox tell them that *for example* your and1 laptop is not functioning properly and send it back so they can fix it... hope that i helped you alot ps tigerdirect.com would also be a good option!

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