What are Office XP and Word 2002?

Article contributed by Dave Rado

Office XP is the officialsuite name for Office 10.

Office XP bears no relationship to Windows XP. Office XP does not require Windows XP to run; and it runs very well under all  32-bit versions of Windows from Windows 98 upwards.

The  official names for the individual applications in the suite are [Productname] 2002; for instance, Word 10 is called Word 2002 (in the same way that Word 9 is called Word 2000 and Word 8 is called Word 97).