Is there a way to open pages documents on Windows?

My ibook G4 died recently out of warranty, and I'm now without a way to open all my documents, which I created and saved in the pages format.
Is there a way to open these documents on a Windows XP machine, as that is the only machine I currently have available?

There are certain data you can save copying a Pages document to Windows, but not much. If you copy a Pages document to a Windows machine, you will see that it is in fact a folder. In that folder you will find pictures you have included in the document. You will also find a file called index.xml.gz. You can expand that one on windows - probably with Winzip - and open the xml file in your favourite browser, and then you will see the text you added among quite a lot of garbled text. Formating will be gone.
To some of us Pages' Mac-centric format is very inconvenient, but many users are quite happy with it, as they rarerly need the documents on a Windows machine. And when it happens they see no problem first exporting it to .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.

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