AbiWord is a free alternative to Microsoft Office and is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks. AbiWord is part of a larger project known as AbiSource, which was started by the SourceGear Corporation. The goal of the project was the development of a cross-platform, Open Source office suite beginning with AbiWord, the project’s word processor. It is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform word processor. Its source code is carefully written so that it will run on virtually any operating system with a minimum of time spent on porting. Already impressed? Try it!