"Until recently, Linux users who wanted a good set of
productivity applications had to run a Windows office suite under
Wine--a conversion layer of Linux code that lets you run Windows
applications. But soon there'll be an office suite built for Linux
from the ground up--Applixware Office 5.0 from Applix."
"The added layer of Wine code--an open source implementation of
Windows 95/Microsoft Windows NT application programming
interfaces--causes native Windows applications to run more slowly
and with less stability on Linux, says Richard Manly, director of
product marketing for Applix. But this is not the case with
Applixware because the software is native to Linux. Expect
Applixware at the end of March, and not a day later, he
"Applixware is better because it's built for Linux," Manly
says. "It's memory efficient and stable."
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