Portableapps.com is helping making a few waves for the OpenOffice team. They've released a USB-toteable portable version of OpenOffice 2.01
, compact enough to fit on smaller sized drives. This is for the Windows build of OO, and runs right off the drive with no installation or registry merging required. Released under the GPL, it is of course free to nab. Some people may question the use of a portable office suite, but often I will travel and be greeted with a guest computer either without an office suite completely, or using one I'd prefer to not use! They do the same for other programs too such as Firefox. If you find yourself happening to use machines in a varied environment, give it a go.