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If you can absolutely avoid having to open or create Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, then I say forget Microsoft Office, and go with AppleWorks 5. It is great for word processing and spreadsheets, and also has nifty drawing and painting tools. Finally, AppleWorks has built in database functions that are easy to use.

Most importantly, AppleWorks runs really really fast compared to Microsoft Office, and also takes up way less hard drive space and RAM. Unfortunately, it is hard to find. ClarisWorks 5 and AppleWorks 5 can usually be found on most period Macintosh restore CDs, including the original iMac Restore CD.

AppleWorks 5.0.3 is a free update to users of ClarisWorks 5. It is essentially a name change, but there are also some bug fixes.

Minimum System Requirements

Spec Details
Operating System: Mac OS 7.5
Processor: 68030 or PowerPC
RAM: 12 MB  

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AppleWorks 5.0.3 Update

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