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I do not like MO and OOo (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org).

Is there any other VERY good free office for Windows/Mac/Linux?

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Do you want free or open source? You have an open source tag, but your questions says free. –  MDMarra Oct 25 '09 at 18:38
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What don't you like about them? –  Matt Brunell Oct 25 '09 at 19:08
    
See also "Free office suites: the most compatible with Microsoft Office?" at superuser.com/questions/19479/… –  Arjan Oct 30 '09 at 9:45

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Google Docs is a web-based office suite. It does a number of things very well while in other ways lagging behind application-based office suites.

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Note that this is not open sourced, but is free. –  ChrisInEdmonton Oct 25 '09 at 19:32
    
Also, the Documents are stored online...I leave it to you if this is a downside or not. –  Bobby Oct 25 '09 at 21:17
    
But you can download them in many different formats –  Philippe Mongeau Oct 25 '09 at 21:26
    
That's when the conversion works - I've stopped using Google Docs when it started mangling the output as Word documents. Maybe fixed by now, but I've moved on. –  MetalMikester Dec 18 '09 at 12:22

GNOME Office (wikipedia) is also available for Linux. It includes:

...as well as other utilities. Some of these are available for Windows as well.

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was going to suggest Abiword as well –  Bonus Oct 25 '09 at 19:18

There's the K-Office suite for Linux, KDE

Or you can use an online office - google has it

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good point, hadn't been thinking cloud office options, but now you mention it, there's also Zoho (zoho.com) –  Bonus Oct 25 '09 at 19:19

AbiWord is a multi platform application, reads many standard document types (OpenOffice, MS Word, WordPerfect, RTF, HTML...) and has a good layout capabilities. As the program is very small, it requires very little resources and can be used on even older machines. It is extendable via plugins.

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There's also SSuite Office - The Fifth Element with an innovative interface.

Another office suite light on resources is SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows.

There's also the ZOHO online office suite.

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Try NeoOffice as an alternative to OpenOffice. It's based on OpenOffice though, so I'm not sure if this fixes any issues you have with OOo. But since you don't specify what they are, it's hard to tell.

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