Lately I've been doing more and more of my heavy-lifting word-processing on NeoOffice, rather than Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or anything else. (I'm finishing up a book, "The Internet of Elsewhere," due out in Q1 2010.) I find NeoOffice to be much more responsive than anything else I've used--and heck, it's free.
NeoOffice, as those of you keeping score at home may already know, is an offshoot of the OpenOffice project, which aims to bring free word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation and other capabilities to most common platforms.
The download will run you about 400MB and there are separate installs for Intel and PPC chipsets. You'll need OS X 10.4 or higher, at least 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of free hard drive space in order to run the program.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've a book to finish.
This story, "NeoOffice 3.0 Now Available for Download" was originally published by Macworld.