So I began searching for alternative Office software I can use instead of the evil product from Microsoft. Here we go.
OpenOffice.org is an open-source office suite that well integrates each office components such as Writer, Calc and Impress. It is freely available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Lotus SmartSuite, Lotus has shifted its focus on developing a new office suite based on OpenOffice.org technology. The interface looks a lot clean and attractive. You should give it a try.
3. Hancom OfficeBest office suite for users of Asian languages, Hancom Office is developed by Korean software company, Haansoft. With good support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, Hancom Office also processes English language well, of course. But its awkward English user interface may intimidate English speakers.
4. Thinkfree officeAnother product from Haansoft, Thinkfree Office is made with Java. That means it can run on Windows, Mac and Linux without a problem. However, since it runs on top of Java, it may not run so effectively. There is also Web version of Thinkfree Office that you can access and use with your Web browser such as Mozilla Firefox. This means Thinkfree has a potential to become a big player in the coming Internet-oriented computing era.
Microsoft Office and hands you documents in its proprietary format. What a sad reality. Of course, you don't have to use it, let alone buy it. Use OpenOffice.org instead. Just tell your friends and colleagues to use OpenOffice.org or Lotus Symphony. Petition your school and government to use OpenOffice.org. Take action, please.
In summary, my clear choice is OpenOffice.org. I should master OpenOffice.org and make a transition from other office programs to OpenOffice.org.