I have to be honest. I don’t understand the hang up people have about MS Office. I understand the familiarity we have for things but come one people! Well, if the main reason you’re not using your MacBook is the lack of Office I might have an answer.
It is true that the MacBooks have NeoOffice as a MS Office substitute but it’s not quite the same. I actually prefer TextEdit for word processing and Keynote for presentations. If you are adamant about have an office like suite before you will use your MacBook take a look at OpenOffice.org.
This free MS Office alternative as been adopted by school districts and state governments as their defacto office suite. It is pretty darn good.
If you are feeling brave you can go to OpenOffice.org and download and install it yourself or contact me for help.