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I admit I don't use word processors much - I can usually do with something as simple as Notepad, even when I'm translating documents.
I like the non-cluttered menus and their organization, getting to the function you need couldn't be easier. Also you will find in the menus just the right tools and actions you would have thought of.
A close friend who is a total beginner in what concerns computers was having troubles in doing a paper for the university with another widely used office suite, and she only needed to add footnotes. I recommended Abi to her and she has never needed anything else since. Surprisingly, I didn't have to explain her how to use it.
I believe that AbiWord has to offer enough features to satisfy virtually everyone. For spreadsheets, another application that's also part of the Gnome desktop and is available for Windows too is Gnumeric.
AbiWord is my word processor of choice. MS Word compatible!
I've always wanted to get rid of the clumsy desktop and the bunch of shortcuts on it, but every application launcher I've found before turned out to have many faults.
Ideally, an application launcher should be very customizable, light on resources and fast, look at least nice and have a minimalistic user interface, change shortcut groups by category dynamically (on mouse move over tab) and maybe automatically import common applications from the existing installations.
I imagined an application launcher like this (in my imagination it was round and looked like a helm and when it was turned it would display a different set of shortcuts), but they were all far from having most of these features. sTabLauncher has all of them and I can't believe I've found it and it's free.