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LinuxPlanet: ThinkFree Office: Will Operating Systems Become Irrelevant?

Mar 09, 2000, 20:56 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Wong)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"ThinkFree is on the frontlines fighting the war for online office applications, and while the company is winning battles, it is going to be a long war. Unfortunately, ThinkFree has to fight on many fronts, so we will have to wait and see if ThinkFree turns out to be General Patton or Don Quixote...."

"ThinkFree's initial suite of applications include Filer, Write, Calc, and Show. In this section we take a look at the general look-and-feel of the suite as well as the individual components. The version we tested has some unimplemented features but updates were being provided even as the review was in progress. In terms of deficiencies, I concentrated on features that were not targeted for the final release...."

"Overall, the ThinkFree office applications are very functional and quite suitable to new users that have not learned to utilize more advanced features found in other office software products. They are definitely more than sufficient if you find a PC with an Internet connection and need access to a consistent set of office applications--just hope that there is a wide pipe for the initial download."

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