Fancy an alternative to Microsoft Office? Well, you could try Corelís WordPerfect X3, its major attack on the Microsoft flagship suite. The new WordPerfect Office X3 boasts better interoperability with PDF files (it can convert PDF documents into WordPerfect), and has a new e-mail client which now allows users to save their documents without metadata. It does not, however, support the new OpenDocument standard.

WordPerfect Office Professional edition (with the word processor, Paradox database, Quattro Pro spreadsheet, presentation software, and e-mail) will set you back $179.