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OfB.biz: The Open CD

May 12, 2004, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Hurst)

[ Thanks to Phil Harper for this link. ]

"How does one write a review of a project like this, without reviewing the software that's included? Since all the software on the CD has been reviewed repeatedly in other places, there's not much to gain by doing it one more time. In this case, it is the concept itself that needs a little more attention from the world.

"I suppose I could waste a great deal of space with comments such as: 'AbiWord has always been better in Windows than with Linux or BSD. That's because on *nix systems, it has tons of dependencies, some that seem to ordinary users wholly unjustified. In Windows, it can be packaged much more simply.' Such comments really serve little purpose if you are looking for a review of AbiWord. What's important is to note that there's an AbiWord for just about any OS you use as a desktop, and that the native file format is the same for all of them..."

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