For a bargain $100, Works Suite 2002 gives you a terrific word processor, a decent spreadsheet program and database, and a bunch of other top-notch apps. It's the best alternative suite value for students and home office users.
Panther adds new and useful features, but at the expense of some old standbys. Current Jaguar users need not apply.
The Political Machine 2012 updates the Beltway players and the hot-button issues, but keeps the same gameplay as its 2008 predecessor.
QuickBooks Premier 2003, the best small-business accounting app available, provides a comprehensive and understandable way to keep your books.
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2006 is an easy-to-learn mapping program with lots of extras for GPS users. But for more points of interest, choose DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2006 instead.