Thanks to Alan W.
Irwin for this link.
“While there is no denying that Microsoft Windows and Macintosh
offer the greatest number of office-style applications, it’s
becoming easier for Linux users to stay within Linux and not have
to reboot to another operating system just to run a modern,
graphical word processor or spreadsheet.”
“There are now two well-established commercial office suites,
plus a “big-name” word processor, available for Linux. All offer
Microsoft Office 97 document conversion, allowing you exchange
documents with the Microsoft world. The Linux applications even
have the look of Windows products. What’s really impressive is that
you can download and try them out for yourself. If you have a
recent Linux distribution on CD-ROM, there’s a good chance these
applications are on the disc.”