"Microsoft Word likely is the most used word processor, and it
has become the industry standard for word processing software -- at
least for the Microsoft (MS) Windows platform. However, if you use
one of those other platforms such as Linux, or if you would like a
free MS-Word-like program for your MS-Windows-based computer, take
AbiWord for a spin around the block...."
"AbiWord is still in the beta stage. Nevertheless, it is quite
usable for limited, regular duty."