OpenOffice Can Help You Get Along If You Don't Have Microsoft Office
Dave Aiello wrote, "I'm one of the Linux fans who must deal with Windows, and particularly Microsoft Office documents, on a daily basis. This has been a serious drain on my personal productivity because I have had to stop working and transfer any MS Office file that I receive to another machine in my office, whenever anyone decided to send me such a document."
"OpenOffice runs on a number of platforms: Linux, Windows, and Solaris, with MacOS apparently on the way. It looks like a great product if your primary goal is to display and print a reasonable facsimile of the MS Office documents sent to you by friends who live inside that software suite."
"I will probably get an opportunity to use OpenOffice more extensively, now that I have downloaded and installed it. But, I wanted to report right away on the initial successes I have had."