In this podcast I talk with Jordan who is studying drama and is new to the Mac. He has switched fairly recently and loves his MacBook. I make suggestion that he tries out the word processor Bean. I have been using Bean lately and I have found it very useful.
It is not necessary to use Microsoft Word for the Mac to be able to send files to Windows users. You can save to all sorts of Word formats including one which I expect all versions of Word to be able to open without any problems, that is the Rich Text Format .rtf and I see that Bean will even save to the .docx format.
One of his favourite podcasts is Carpool from Robert Llewellen (Kryton in Red Dwarf) who gives people he knows a lift in his car and films it. I have seen the one with Jonathan Ross getting a ride in the super Tesla electric sports car. So part of the discussion is about the merits ecologically, of the electric car. I would love to have the Toyota Prius but the cost of on rules that out. I wonder though about the pay back time. It is more expensive to buy than a normal car and I think it may take some time for the fuel savings to actually have an effect on the wallet in the long run.