I admit it. I’m a word processor geek. My keyboard might as well wear a pocket protector.
So when I find a comprehensive review of word processors, I sit up, re-tape my eyeglasses, and start reading.
Fourteen word processor reviews later, it’s clear that Windows/Linux users have more choices than I thought (Mac versions available in some of the packages).
The good news? There are plenty of alternatives to Microsoft Word, especially if you’d rather not subject yourself to Microsoft’s new ribbon interface.
Not surprisingly, the reviewer picks the free/low cost Open Office/Star Office as his #1 choice (so do I). His favorite second-tier choice is TextMaker — a very fast, cleanly designed piece of software.
Frankly, I don’t see how any writer could look away from a word processor review, but deviant behavior takes many forms. Read it, enjoy it, and then we’ll sit around and share stories about why we couldn’t quite stomach Microsoft Office.
Keep writing, Tom Chandler.
[tags]writing, word processor, open office, star office, microsoft word[/tags]