Forgive me, Mac Brothers, for I have sinned! I recently purchased a used Windows laptop for my wife. She needs to have Word 2003 for a word processing class at the community college, and my ancient 10 year old Mac G3 just won't do the trick. I got a good deal [$100.00] on a fairly new, seldom used Gateway 1100 series 15" laptop, with a DVD-rw drive, and Windows XP home edition. Finally figured out how to access my DSL modem/router with it. I hear that openoffice.org has a program that should do what she needs. Will try that first. Oh, the sacrifices one makes for his wife!