If you haven't already made a decision, I'd recommend you search for
office suites. There's a multitude of them out there. Currently, when
a basic suite is needed, I install Kingsoft Office Free. Looks and
feels like Office 2003 to me.
Others that I know of are:
Some of the above are free, some are commercial. And I'm sure there are
You left out Corel WordPerfect Office. I'm not crazy about all the
programs in the WordPerfect Office suite, but as far as I'm concerned,
their flagship product, WordPerfect itself, is the best word processor
And leaving aside the economics of using a suite, I'm against using
suites of software, whether Office suites or any other kind. I think
you should choose what you consider to be the best product in each
category rather than get stuck with all the programs that some
manufacturer bundles in his suite. For example, for a word processor,
I prefer Corel WordPerfect to Microsoft Word, but for a spreadsheet,
I prefer Microsoft's Excel to Corel's Quattro Pro.