sounds like a bummer.
if your talking about office for OSX, most schools give it out for free to students. the schools that do do this, have a contract with MS, to make it free. if they have a problem with it, just explain the...
dell lost my market share. i bought a macbook 2 months ago to replace my i6000, and love it.
the only reason i didnt go with dell though is because i wanted smaller than a 14" screen, and didnt want the xps price tag.