In his latest column, ZDNet’s David Coursey discusses the prospect of Apple becoming more of a “software company” by distancing itself from relying on Microsoft Office. “With the new Mail features, iCal, and iSync, Apple is competing directly with Mac Office–and winning. If Apple spends time making AppleWorks more competitive, the thought of Macintosh without Mac Office might not only become thinkable but, perhaps, even a good deal,” Coursey said.