Dual-boot Mac: which version of MSOffice, 2007 or 2008?
May 29, 2008 9:16 PM Subscribe
Dual-Boot Macbook; OSX (home)/ Windows (work). Need MS Office on both without rebooting. Office 2007 on the Windows partition + Parallels seems to make the most sense. Anything I should know about?
posted by bartleby to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This macbook is going to have a split personality as far as I can maintain practically. Most of the time it'll be in Home mode, booting to OSX, - but I will have to access its work personality daily, and I don't want to have to reboot to do so.
I will need functional access to Office, specifically Outlook (or Entourage, if I got Office:Mac 2008) to access work's Exchange server and/or sync with a WM6 smartphone (Outlook->MissingSync->iCal isn't cutting it for me).
Seems silly to pay for it twice, and it appears that with Parallels, I can run the Windows version in OSX while the reverse doesn't seem possible.
Any performance issues I should know about? Am I missing some crucial idea/hack/OMG NO I tried that and it gave me fits?