Best software to use Microsoft applications on the iMac?

Hi!
I'm considering buying an iMac - what in your opinion is the best software to buy, to enable full use of typical software applications from Microsoft, i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.?
Any suggestion, recommendations, etc. would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Garry

The Microsoft Office Suite is also available for the Mac.
If you don't want to pay for that try Open Office:
http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/

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