Linux comes with various freely available word processors and office suites. Unfortunately, Microsoft Office
doesn't come with a Linux native port.But you can still read and write Word and Excel files.Word Perfect is a Corel word processor product that has a Linux port. The latest version is Word Perfect 8.
It is available freely for personal use on Linux, and will read and write Word files. It is available from
http://linux.corel.com. Another program is Star Office. This product from Star Division looks very much like
Microsoft Office and offers similar features.
It will also read and write all kinds of file formats. Star Office is available freely for personal use from http://www.stardivision.com:
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Reference : techpraveen.com