FLOSS Equivalent of Wordpad?

Microsoft is sunsetting Wordpad, which I have to say only surprises me in the sense that I assumed they’d done it years ago already. I never really used Wordpad. Back in the day it almost seemed like a handicapped version of Word. I’ve never had a look at the rtf file format and don’t know how it compares to, say, odt or Abiwords own format. Or markdown for that matter.

These days I use LibreOffice for all my writing that needs a bit of formatting. It is, however, heavy. It takes time to open even on a rather fast computer.

What kind of formatting can Wordpad do? And which FLOSS editor available for Linux would be equivalent to it?

-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal