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LinuxToday.com.au: Why You Should Support AbiWord

Mar 05, 2001, 06:46 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by hawkeyes)

[ Thanks to renai43 for this link. ]

"Some time ago, a new word processor came on to the scene, with the stated aim of achieving platform independence. AbiWord, published by the Abisource organisation, is a word processor which is currently under development under the GNU General Public License, and is available under no less than 8 different operating systems. Windows NT/95/98, BeOS, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and QNX versions of Abiword are all available for download today...."

"To look at, AbiWord is very similar to Microsoft Word. It includes all the common features such as an editing page, spell checking, formatting changes, picture insertion, and many others. You will not find as many advanced features in AbiWord as you might find in some other word processors, but this is merely a product of the fact that AbiWord is only at version 0.7.13."

"So what does Abiword need to become a standard much the same as Microsoft World? It needs the open source code poets, traditional journalists and writers out there to start using it, and telling other people about it. It needs volunteers to help develop it. It needs any common home user to bug-test it as the lead developers get closer and closer to a 1.0 release."

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