"Several years ago, I wrote 'Opening Up to OpenOffice.org:
Finding an Alternative to Microsoft Word'--my most quoted article.
At that time OpenOffice.org (OOo) was barely known, so I confined
myself to highlights. Now that OOo is starting to be used in
business, a more detailed look seems overdue. Accordingly, I
compared the beta of OOo Writer 2.0 with Microsoft Word 2003. Both
are adequate for most users' purposes, so I focused on functions
that power users are likely to want: