If you've yet to try out the open source office suite LibreOffice, it is an alternative to the open source suite OpenOffice, itself a free alternative to costly Microsoft Office. Confused?
LibreOffice is a fork, or spinoff, of OpenOffice created in part by former developers from OpenOffice who left the project when it was acquired by Oracle. LibreOffice continues to evolve beyond its OpenOffice origins, recently releasing the new 3.4 version.
LibreOffice 3.4 introduces a wide range of optimizations and enhancements, particularly for Linux users who will enjoy improved font rendering and better desktop integration.
More improvements in 3.4 include better HTML export and broader international coverage both in language and font support. The new 3.4.2 release mainly introduces bug fixes and eliminates some cases of hanging on certain types of documents.
LibreOffice is available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux.