Just in case, here’s the pitch from their website:
OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
The parts in that pitch that I enjoy best are “word processing” and “completely free of charge.”
The next time your trial version of Microsoft Word expires and The Man wants your money, tell him to buzz off and take a look at www.openoffice.org.
I do most of my writing with Openoffice. Here’s a review from PC Mag and another from Computerworld.