Some advice would be appreciated. My wife just purchased an HP laptop with Windows 8 which she has upgraded to 8.1. Currently she is using a really old version of Word Perfect and wishes to upgrade to an office suite (preferably free). I have used both Open Office and currently have Office Libre on my Linux computer. Both of these are available for Windows 8.1. Any recommendations for an office suite would be appreciated. She does enjoy writing and has writen several short stories and a couple of novels. She has also used Open Office to assist our high school grandson with a thesis. Both of the aforementioned office suites are Microsoft Word compatible.
Her other programs are Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, and CCleaner (for files only). Other suggestions.
She's still switching between her desktop with Windows XP SP3 and her new laptop and tearing her hair out over some of the Windows XP security updates. One of her worst problems is that the 2013 Turbotax will run on XP, Vista, 7, and 8, but (from the mouths of Microsoft) not on 8.1, but an update fixed that ...apparently.
Thanks for any suggestions,