"Then, two Wednesdays ago, OpenOffice.org 1.0 arrived, and
Microsoft Office's long winning streak may finally screech to a
halt. OpenOffice is what many computer users have been waiting and
wishing for: It's free, open-source, Office-compatible and
cross-platform (Windows, Linux and Solaris, with a Mac OS X version
in early development).
"After using the Windows version of OpenOffice for the past week
and a half, I can attest that it either matches or beats Microsoft
Office in features and ease of use, at the cost of slower
performance on older computers and the occasional slight garbling
of complicated Microsoft Office documents. It's hardly perfect, but
somebody in Redmond ought to be worried about this program.