I just purchased an iMac and it is a beautiful piece of technology. That being said I have been a PC user most of my working life and that is a long time. The change is challenging, frustrating and fun. I am asking for any user experience with VMware's Fusion 4, Parallels 7 and Windows Office for Mac. I believe that the first 2 run 'virtual' systems on the Mac where as the later is an application run on the Mac. My research indicates Parallels is 'better than Fusion but do I need either of would Office for Mac suffice? For you techies in the group and I know there are many please forgive any minor or major transgressions. I just want to be able to open emails that may have documents in Microsoft office. I am committed to learning the ways of Mac. Any words of wisdom, advice, do's or don't s will be appreciated. It is at the forum that I learned how to get the most out of my iPhones and iPads and I am very appreciative of that. I know the wisdom is here and ask that you share it with me. Please excuse the typo in the title.