The final beta for Open Office 2.0 is out
. My experience with the previous beta was mostly positive, but start-up was still slow. I'm going to test this one soon, and report back on how well it works. Otherwise, the software is excellent, and includes most of the functions of MS-Office.
I've also been playing with Abiword
. A lighter word processor. It starts up very quickly, and has most of the modern features of any word processor.
Finally, I'd like to recommend Writer's Cafe
, for those who want to make an attempt at writing. I haven't produced anything myself, but it seems like an intuitive interface for that kind of thing. The full version is kind of pricey, though.
The best thing about all of these apps is that they work on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
UPDATE: Open Office is better. Way better! I mean it opens in about 5 seconds. If this remains consistant, then nevermind about Abiword.