Have just bought laptops for teh children (gulp!) They include the trial version of Office, not the full versions. I am I better to: a) install Openoffice b) ask a friend to install the French version of office which he has c) spend another arm and leg? What I guess Ireally want to know is this: is Openoffice good? Does it do what a GCSE students needs it to do for producing homework? Do other systems read it easily?