Gateway joins Hewlett-Packard in dumping Microsoft's expensive Word. Read more. Can't blame them. There are cheaper and better programs. It's annoying especially, now that OS X is here, that users like myself who have been able to get by for 10 years in version 5.1 quite happily feel the need to fork out hundreds of dollars for Word. Corel's Wordperfect is looking better and better to people.