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LinuxPlanet: Word to the Wise... Applix Words 5: VistaSource Makes an Aggressive Move

Apr 28, 2000, 13:51 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"Applix Words is a product from another long-standing supporter of the Linux productivity desktop: Applix. ... Applix Words usually appears as part of the larger Applixware office suite, but it's also available as a standalone product as of version 5. This is a welcome variation."

"Applix Words held up well to our testing when it came to the features we considered high end. Though we're not sure how we feel about the ongoing and apparently unstoppable convergence between desktop publishing and word processing, Applix Words delivered in this category."

"Applix Words has never seemed to enjoy the enthusiasm of the Linux community. Because it tends to lack some of the more sophisticated features high-end professionals look for, there's a disturbing tendency to write it off as unsuited for "serious" work. The fact remains, Applix has produced an outstanding all-around word processor. The smooth and responsive performance, coupled with integration with the GNOME desktop, a respectable featureset, and good online documentation are a sure indicator that VistaSource has a good start as they move more aggressively into the Linux space."

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