Cindy; It all depends if you want to stay on a Mac or move to a PC. Word 2004 and 2008 are Mac and both are very stable. I use both, mostly 2008. Microsoft Windows 7 succeeds Windows Vista which replaced XP. Kind of like Snow Leopard replaced Leopard replaced Tiger in Mac operating Systems. Windows 2007 with the dreaded ribbons is PC only. Let me know if I can help you in any way. I am guessing I am one of few people on the list who uses both types and all the applications on both. FWIW, I did a check of the chat room on the Mac and it was pretty dismal for a sighted user. they do not have the mini-app for Macs that gives it more functionality. Microsoft IE 8 and updated Firefox have workable solutions, though. Valerie On Jan 26, 2010, at 1:49 AM, Cindy wrote: > I won't go into detail, but I now need either a new computer or a new WOrd > program. I know a lot of you have been complaining about Microsoft 7 Have any > of you used Microsoft 8? I've been using Word 2004, which I love > > Please let me know (you can wtite to me offlist unless others on the list > would benefit from the info0 Thanks > > Cindy > > Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and > books-being-scanned list available at sites below > > > > Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List > > Books Being Scanned List: > https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.