I’ve recommended OpenOffice to several people looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Office. While I wouldn’t use it in an enterprise quite yet, or with any VBA/Macro type environment, it is still a good alternative for basic word processing and spreadsheet duties. For anything more, MS Office is definitely the product to have. It is any wonder that OpenOffice brags about MS Office compatibility and interoperability?! Why would you claim that your product is almost as good as the competition, but not quite? Hmmmm…. Free does have it’s costs.