Vista and Office on a MacBook

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I've just won a MacBook :D (so not a switcher by choice), and have been playing around with some of the Office programs to see if I can share some specific documents. NeoOffice and iWorks screw up the formatting big-time and I can't find a trial of Mac Office 2008. So I'm contemplating using Boot Camp and Office 2007.

It's an entry-level MacBook - will it handle the Vista Aero Glass interface without any problems or should I stick to Vista Basic or XP? Are there any known mac-specific issues with Office 2007? Alternatively, can anyone recommend a more compatible Word and Excel replacement on the Mac that I can try out before spending my hard-earned cash?
 
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Will run Vista fine, 1GB RAM I'm guessing? The GPU should be fine too.

There shouldn't be any problem running Office 2007 via Windows in Bootcamp as it runs natively.
 
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It'll handle Vista and Office fine, the MacBook is essentially running the same hardware as any standard PC notebook. The integrated graphics will be plenty for the Aero interface.
 
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Wo..wo...wo...wo...wo...wo....wo............wo.

Won? :confused:
Yeah - very lucky! I was at a conference in London and during the evening they had a dinner followed by a casino. Everyone was given a number of chips at the start and the person with the most at the end won the MacBook! I went from 50,000 worth to 300,000 in the last two hands and overtook the guy next to me :D

I must say I'm finding the Mac quite fun to use.
 
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I've got Office 2008 and it's a pain because it's screwing up the formatting of some Powerpoint files I have (not created by me obviously). All slides are on black backgrounds (with white text) but it makes anything done in equation editor black so you can't see it :mad:

So i'm having to use a combination of Keynote and Powerpoint 2008 to view the same document (Keynote cuts stuff off the bottom)... what fun!

All the problems I have with Macs extend to compatibility.
 
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