Try Open Office. Is a Windows and Linux Office Application. I use it all the time and does works like a charm.
I'm a Windows XP user thinking of migrating to Linux. I took the distribution chooser at zegeniestudios.net and got Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Mandriva and OpenSUSE (yes, I'm dumb as a brick when it comes to computers), but I still don't know which one to choose. How are they different from each other?
For my part, I'd especially prefer something that can run Wine, just in case it's not compatible with some of the above. Security is very, very important to me, having been traumatized by viruses and other malware through the years. And I mainly use my computer (EeePC laptop) for watching video files and writing, if that's going to be important.
I read somewhere that Windows and Linux aren't compatible, and that you have to store your files somewhere and put them back after you've installed the OS. But a lot of my files are Word and Excel documents - how will I be able to open those in a Linux? Or is Wine going to take care of that? Any additional security programs to download? Any other tips?