I have windows xp. Because of my childrens school work, I need a version of Microsoft Word on my computer. I can't seem to find one that is free and I can't afford to pay $159 for it. Does any one have any suggestion?
The Frantic Mom
There is no free version of Microsoft Word - not for downloading legally anyway, but there are a few free alternatives, some of which can read Microsoft Word documents.
Have a look at these (most of the links are still working as of today): http://www.investintech.com/articles/tenwordalternative...
Libreoffice is good but although, as you say, OO isn't updated by Apache since they it over, if you install is and expect it to open a 2010 Word docx, it fails. Then if you install the Microsoft File Format converter - free from the M$ site - and install that, the 2010 docx will then work.