Apple Inc. has fired off another salvo aimed at converting Windows PC users to the Mac with a new spreadsheet application called Numbers that works exactly like Microsoftâ€™s Excel, but looks a little better.
â€œA lot of Windows customers are going to switch because of this stuff,â€ says Apple CEO Steve Jobs in his presentation today launching the new flagship iMacs and the iWork â€™08 software suite.
The new Pages â€™08 word processor might also make you ditch MS Word altogether, if only for its good looks, not to mention Keynote â€™08 which boasts cinema-quality presentations and could replace Powerpoint.
The new iMacs have slimmed down a bit, now thinner than their older siblings, and come with a glass screen and a brushed-aluminum casing that replaces the mostly plastic body of the earlier models.
The new iMacs are available in 20- and 24-inch models, no more 17-inchers. They range in price from $1199 to $1799.