I am looking for a office suite that works well with Windows 8.
Hi mate !
There are a lot of free open source alternatives that are free to download and use . Libreoffice and open office are certainly 2 best applications out there. Apart from these 2 softwares , there are many other apps you'd like to try out . Have a look at the list of open source office suite in the below link
I will highly recommend Kingsoft Office. Install it. You would hardly understand any difference with MS Office on basic functionality and very good compatibility too and PDF support. Link to download : http://www.kingsoftstore.com/
+1 for LibreOffice
Thanks for the responses, they are very helpful.
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If it's got to be open source, then Libre Office is the best in my opinion. There are still clunky bits in it though, and if "free" (but not open source) will satisfy you, then you should also check out Kingsoft Office, SSuite Office and SoftMaker FreeOffice.
I think most people are going to say Libre Office, which is just the Open Source take on Microsoft Office. If you want something lighter you can try AbiWord or TextEdit.
Libre Office is a good alternative, Open office has gotten bloated and clunky, but I would also recommend Kingsoft Office: http://www.kingsoftstore.com/.
+1 to Apache OpenOffice. It is the best free alternative to MS.
You've got a ton of choices here but for a full office suite there are LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice.
Although SoftMaker FreeOffice is not open source, it is currently free (until December 24). It is compatible with Windows from XP to 8.1.