Simple Free Friday: StarOffice (application)
If you prefer offline apps that reside on your PC (and looks more like Microsoft) rather than online ones like Buzzword, then give the free StarOffice suite a trial. The package includes a word processor, a spreadsheet app and a presentation program, among other goodies. It’s part of the free Google Pack, which also contains a bunch of other programs you might not want. During the Google Pack download, simply check the box next to StarOffice and uncheck all the others.