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Thursday, November 24, 2011, 10:12 pm PT (01:12 am ET)

Black Friday Software: Office 2011 for $69.99, VMware Fusion for $29.99, more...

Black Friday has brought an assortment of discounts on essential Mac software, including up to 50% off Adobe's products, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for $69.99, and VMWare Fusion for $29.99.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

The best deals for Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac come from Amazon, MacMall and Buy.com. Amazon is selling Home & Student One Packs and Family Packs for $50 off retail, $69.99 and $99.99, respectively. The site also has the Home & Business One Pack for the low price of $151.99. Buy.com is selling the Home & Business Multi Pack for $180.94.

Office 2011 Mac
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Home & Student $119.99 $79.99 $78.77 $78.99 $89.99 $120.63 $104.90 $40.23
Home & Student (Family Pack) $149.99 $94.99 $94.99 $109.99 $109.99 $142.13 $99.99 $55.00
Home & Business $199.99 $199.00 $152.54 $158.16 $163.94 $185.12 $151.99 $47.01
Home & Business (Multi Pack) $279.99 $199.00 $184.99 $204.97 $180.94 $250.80 $194.99 $99.05


Mac Virtualization Software

For Mac Virtualization software that lets Macs run the Windows operating system alongside Mac OS, Amazon has the best deal on Parallels Desktop 7 at $44.99. MacMall has the lowest price for VMWare Fusion 4, selling the software for $29.99.

Mac Virtualization Software
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Parallels Desktop 7 $79.99 $59.99 $34.99 $43.99 $51.98 $69.99 $59.99 $45.00
VMware Fusion 4 $49.99 $49.99 $42.99 $43.99 n/a n/a $60.89 $7.00


Parallels Desktop 7 and VMWare's Fusion 4 both arrived in September, each including more than 90 new features and Mac OS X Lion integration.

Adobe Product

Adobe is offering as much as 50 percent off on instant downloads of its software through Nov. 29, though individual products may need to be added to the shopping cart for the discounts in the chart below to appear. Creative Suite 5.5 is available to commercial customers with savings of 30 percent on upgrades and 10 percent on full purchases.

The software maker is also providing a discount of $250 on the full version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended and $150 off the full version of Photoshop CS 5, while those upgrading from an earlier version will save 30 percent. Commercial customers can get 50 percent off the entry-level Elements versions of the Photoshop and Premiere applications, as well as $100 off Lightroom.

Meanwhile, qualifying education customers can save up to $1800 on Student and Teacher Editions of Creative Suite from Adobe's retail partners.

Adobe Software
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Photoshop Elements 10 $99.99 $50.00 $48.98 $76.24 $56.46 $88.99 $54.99 $51.01
Photoshop CS5 $699.00 $549.00 $639.95 $666.01 $489.99 $670.00 $499.00 $209.01
Photoshop CS5 Extended $999.00 $749.00 $844.00 $948.19 $699.99 $989.00 $699.00 $299.01
Photoshop CS5 Extended (Student) $999.00 $199.00 $189.00 $189.00 $193.99 N/A $189.00 $810.00
Photoshop Lightroom 3 $299.00 $199.00 $192,29 $208.99 $294.93 $289.95 $269.95 $106.71
Photoshop Lightroom 3 (Student) $299.00 $89.00 $88.99 $89.99 n/a n/a $89.00 $210.01
CS5.5 Design Standard $1,299.00 $1,169.10 $1,169.00 $1,219.09 $1,169.00 $1,269.00 $1,199.95 $129.90
CS5.5 Design Standard (Student) $1,299.00 $299.00 $289.00 Sold Out $289.99 n/a $289.00 $1,010.00
CS5.5 Design Premium $1,899.00 $1,709.10 $1,709.00 $1,750.09 $1,709.00 $1,849.00 $1,809.95 $189.90
CS5.5 Design Premium (Student) $1,899.00 $449.00 $369.99 $379.00 $369.99 n/a $399.99 $1,529.01
CS5.5 Web Premium $1,799.00 $1,619.10 $1,619.00 $1,660.09 $1,619.00 $1,749.00 $1,649.95 $179.90
CS5.5 Web Premium (Student) $1,799.00 $449.00 $369.99 $379.99 $369.99 n/a $399.00 $1,429.01
CS5.5 Production Premium $1,699.00 $1,529.10 $899.99 $1,570.09 $1,529.00 $1,643.00 $1,194.95 $504.05
CS5.5 Production Premium (Student) $1,699.00 $449.00 $369.99 $366.99 $369.99 n/a $399.99 $1,332.01
CS5.5 Master Collection $2,599.00 $2,339.10 $2,339.00 $2,400.00 n/a $2,499.00 $2,339.00 $260.00
CS5.5 Master Collection (Student) $2,599.00 $849.00 $799.00 $816.19 $799.99 n/a $899.00 $1,800.00


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