Mac "Office" software options

Mac Office apps FAQ: I just made the switch from Windows to Mac; what Mac Office software can I use?

One of my family members just wrote and said that despite having a firewall, anti-virus software, and spybot software installed, their Windows computer appears to have been infected for the third time in six months. She asked what they'd be facing if they made the switch to a Mac system, particularly from an "Office" applications standpoint. Here is my reply:

Thu, July 11, 2002

FWIW, Wired magazine had a few nice things to say about OpenOffice this month, an open alternative to MS-Office, especially for those people that don't like to give their $$ to Microsoft for office apps they don't use very often.