Most Common Word Processing Program?

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    I assume it's Microsoft Word, version whatever.

    I just got a new Mac, and I'm looking for something to load on...
     
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    I use Open Office for my PC. It does the same thing Office does but quicker and for a lower price, free! No talking Dolphins or Paperclips either. I've been using it for years.
    There is a Mac version as well:
    http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/download/index.html

    Enjoy!
     
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    *grins* A fastly growing one is Open Office, it will run on Mac, Windoze, and anything else to. It will also read and write any format, even PDF. OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite for more. It's 100% free.
     
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    Get Osx. Try to get away from Microsoft. If you download windows (Why?) you will need virus protection.
     
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    I remember the first word processors, no mouse, buttons, etc.. You had to press the Alt and Ctl keys a LOT, and no visual changes, when you changed things like font (only 10 I think were possible) bold, etc. you didn't see it until it printed. Those were fun.
     
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    You can't get more anti-MS than OpenOffice. It's written in Java, and supported by Sun Microsystems (MS's most recent arch enemy). I love Java! Mac supports Java almost as well as Linux does now.
     
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    I'm dating myself here, but the first word processors didn't even have CRTs.... Mag(netic) Cards inserted into a box on the floor (by IBM)
     
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    Okay, let me rephrase, the first ones on a popular computer. :razz:

    I have only heard of those Mag Card ones.
     

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