In addition to getting a very good word processor, you will be getting a spreadsheet application and a presentation module as well---all for the price of the time it takes to download it. All files you create in OO.o (OpenOffice. org- - -the official title) can be saved as Office file types. I use and recommend this product.
Soon to come will also be a database application in the new release.
If you prefer just a stand alone word processor, there is also Abiword.
Edited by jgweed, 02 October 2005 - 12:05 PM.