13932 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2008 6:16 AM by JoeyR
There is a wonderful open source free office suite that can read and write just fine using the Microsoft formats. It is called NeoOffice, and can be found at
This works well, and is free.
I'm not really aware of any computer manufacturer that ships their computers with full retail versions of Word... unless you have actually paid in the order process to have it installed. Just about every computer I have ever worked with comes with trial versions installed. There isn't anything posted on Apple's site... or anywhere else... that says you get anything other than the trial version of Office with a MacBook.
I would second the previous post. NeoOffice is an excellent office suite. Quite frankly, it's pretty amazing that you can get such a comprehensive office suite for free. NeoOffice is based on OpenOffice which was developed by Sun years ago. It is opensource and updated regularly to keep pace with compatibility with Microsofts every changing formats.