If you or someone in your family is a student or teacher, you can often purchase the MS Office XP Student/Teacher edition for $100 after rebates.
Keep your MS Office software up to date. Office 2003 is $399 for the full version, $239 for the upgrade, and includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook. Get the student or teacher edition for $149
Windows XP is the best, fastest, and most stable Windows operating system ever, and it will be the PC operating system of choice for the next 5-7 years. Buy the Windows XP Home Upgrade Edition ($99) and you are all set!
Keep your Windows up to date
Apple offers special pricing for students or teachers. Find out more.
It's easy to keep your software current. OS X will check on a schedule you choose and download updates to keep you up to date. Check out the lastest Apple software updates.
Coming soon! Office 2004 for the Mac! Completely compatible with Windows Office, Office Mac 2004 is $399 for the full version, $239 for the upgrade, and includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Entourage. Get the student or teacher edition for $149.
Mac OS X offers incredible stability, a beautiful look, freedom from extension conflicts, and is built on the rock-solid UNIX platform. The single user version is $129; the family pack is just $199 for five users.