Office for Mac 2011 system requirements
The following table lists the minimum hardware and software requirements for installing Microsoft Office for Mac 2011.
Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
1 GB of RAM or more
2.5 GB of available hard disk space
HFS +, also known as Mac OS Extended format
External disk drive
DVD drive (or connection to a local area network if you are installing over a network)
1280 x 800 pixel or higher resolution
Mouse or compatible input device
Microsoft Exchange Server
Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 with Update Rollup 4 (KB952580) or later
- Certain online functionality requires a Windows Live ID.
- Access to files stored on a SharePoint server requires connectivity to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or later.
- Safari 5 or later (recommended).
Might look into NeoOffice...
Or Open Office...
Very helpful, thank you! Looks like I have all the requirements and plenty of hard drive space for it. Now, I'm considering upgrading to Snow Leopard for the App Store and iCould (computer is capable of upgrading to that point.) Any reason I shouldn't upgrade?
I won't be doing much more than this, I want to keep it light.
10.6.8 should be OK, I'd fight tooth & nail to go beyond 10.6.8 though... unless you're stuck with iDevices...
First you need to research all the problems people are having with the higher OSX versions, & make sure you have a bootable clone of what you have just in case.
then you must get 10.6 if they still have it, install it & update to 10.6.8 so you have the App Store to buy & download the huge 10.8 Installer.
Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...
* Mac computer with an Intel processor
* 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)
* 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
* DVD drive for installation
* Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
* Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.
Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...
It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.
Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273
Okay at this point, based on my current specs, my computer will not upgrade any further than 10.6.8. I have 1GB of RAM which excludes the possibility of upgrading to Lion, and Mountain Lion. (there is plenty of hard drive space however.) So now I just need to read reviews on Snow Leopard to see if it will be worth it to upgrade the OS to that point. I have downloaded the trial version of Microsoft Office 2011 which is running very smoothly by the way. No worries there...
Thanks for your help!
Depending which exact MacBook, you can upgrade the RAM to 3, 4, or 6 GB of RAM.
So we know more about it...
At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 6 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.21f4