Word Processor

OpenOffice or formally OpenOffice.org is a cross-platform office application suite. It supports the ISO/IEC standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) as its default file format, as well as other formats such as Microsoft Office (DOC and DOCX).


AbiWord is a close competitor with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.org writer. Geared towards transitioning Microsoft Word users it comes with a similar interface and feature set. It includes advanced grammar and spell checking. In addition to saving in its own native format it has support for standard formats such as OpenDocument, as well as Microsoft Word.