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Nov 15, 2001, 13:51 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
"HancomWord is one of those applications that should not need an exhortation for more funding. It's parent company, Haansoft, has made darn sure that the Windows version of this application is the dominant word processor in the Korean market. So when Haansoft did some internal shuffling and formed the HancomLinux division back in 1999, it seemed a sure thing that the Linux version of HancomWord and the rest of HancomOffice would be a pretty strong offering.

Well, not exactly.

When HancomOffice 1.2 came out on Linux in 2000, the whole thing was a WINE port of the Windows version. So it had all of the problems that comes with WINE. When HancomOffice 1.5 came out, everything ran native on Linux except for (you guessed it) HancomWord.

So it's a long-anticipated release of HancomWord this time, as HancomWord 6.0 makes it debut within the HancomOffice 2.0 beta."

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