Conclusion: Corel Home Office is a Microsoft Office workalike for netbook and home users that's worth using for simple documents—but only if you switch the default file format to the Microsoft Office standard.
Pros: Included apps look and act like Microsoft Office counterparts; can be set to use Microsoft Office formats by default. Option to use traditional menu-and-toolbar interface or modern ribbon interface.
Cons: Too many bugs. Uses a proprietary default file format (which, fortunately, can be changed). Complex files imported from or saved to Microsoft Office formats have serious errors.