The story of how Icarus Falling is being written and published is almost as interesting as the book itself - that is if you are nerdy kind of writing geek. The book was originally written in MS Word 97. Over the last several years, our computers have been upgraded a few times and my wife migrated permanently to Linux, Ubuntu specifically.

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Is OpenOffice geeky?

I do not think that real geeks will choose WYSIWYG editors like Microsoft Word to write *books* and serious writings. The real geeks and hackers will prefer something like TeX, LaTeX, (G)roff. OpenOffice is just a good alternative to proprietary WYSIWYG, but it has never been aimed at any kind of either scientific or large (books, etc) publications.