Certainly I ignited a small fire regarding the Open Source Office Suites Versus Microsoft Office. Let me state several things for the record.
I applaud open source efforts
I enjoy playing with different versions of Linux
I NEED to use Microsoft Windows
Further, sometimes I NEED to use Microsoft Office.
I am creating this article in LibreOffice Version 184.108.40.206, in a RTF format. And yes, I am using Windows 8 64-bit edition. The reason I NEED Windows can be summed up in two words: Speech Recognition (SR).