My nephew told me that I can get Open Office for free on my computer, instead of paying a ton of money to Microsoft (current prices: $140+tax for just ONE PC; over $200 for more than one PC). I tried to install it on my desktop and kept running into problems. Even though I had converted to IE7, it kept giving me an error message that I would need IE7 or higher to install.
Anyone has experience with Open Office? It's supposed to have what's similar to MS office (writing documents, spreadsheets, presentations). Since it's free, I am wondering what's the catch, and what's the quality like?