Here is the situation. You buy a new computer and it has Windows on it. Not much more. You want an Office Suite. Microsoft has one but you have to fork over about $200.00. There are a few other suites that cost about the same or a little less.
You know Linux has lots of software that is free. Lots of it has been ported over to Windows. That means that you can use all kinds of Linux software on Windows.
Here is a small list of stuff that you can download the Windows version and install it on your computer.
# OOo Label Templates
# AbiWord Processor
# Scribus Desktop Publisher
# GNumeric Spreadsheet
# Gnome Office
IM Instant Message
Stars and Outer Space
NASA World Win
All this is just to wet your appetite. There is more for Windows out there.
You can find bunches more if you move to Linux.