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MS-Office 2000, XP or 2003. Which one is more light-weighted for legacy hardware? [closed]

MS-Office 2000, XP or 2003. Which one is more light-weighted for legacy hardware? [closed]

Hardware is a laptop with first generation Athlon 1400, 128MB, very slow 30GB HDD. Windows XP is running barrely smooth with some tunning.

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Guest [Entry]

"MSO 2000 is easier on the system resources than XP/2003, although only by a small margin.

however, i'd choose 2003 over 2000 (Office XP is out of the question, 2003 is basically a major bugfix release) because of the Office Compatibility Pack, which enables MSO XP/2003 to handle MSO 2007 documents, which is not an option for MSO 2000."
Guest [Entry]

I'm unsure about those three options, but if you only need Word you could try Abiword which is substantially lighter than MS Word and free as well.