OpenOffice.org is free and open source, but it isn't light, simple or constantly backed up. Luckily, Ubuntu 10.04 can create and open office files with the Zoho suite — and you don't even need a Zoho account to save your work.
Lifehacker alumnus Asian Angel walks through the installation, opening and saving of files using Zoho instead of OpenOffice.org at her own blog. The advantages of installing the Zoho Webservice tools in Ubuntu 10.04 instead of opening Zoho in your browser are many. Ubuntu can launch and upload documents on a double-click to Zoho, opening them in your default browser with a minimal toolbar. If you've got a Zoho account (and it makes sense to have one) and you're signed into it, your documents are automatically saved as you go. If not, you can still download your documents for saving in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.
Replace OpenOffice.org With The Zoho Webservice Suite In Ubuntu 10.04 [firefox_fangirl]