LinuxPlanet: Word to the Wise… AbiWord 0.7.8: A Promising Development

[ Thanks to Kevin
for this link. ]

“AbiWord 0.7.8 is one of two word processors we covered that has
an Open-Source license. A visit to the AbiSource website shows
there’s an active community of developers making continual
improvements to what may be one of the most anticipated projects in
Linux today. AbiWord is also a commercial endeavor, which, combined
with its Open-Source license, makes it unique in the field of word
processors we surveyed.”

“It seems unfair to put AbiWord up against larger and finished
products like some of the other commercial efforts we covered.
Despite the current disparity in features, though, AbiWord shows a
lot of promise. Its light use of system resources is a big plus we
hope continues to be a feature as development on this project

“Users who only need to perform light correspondence are
probably the most likely to use AbiWord at this point in its
development. Those who’d like to use a word processor to generate
HTML, saving themselves having to mark up basic HTML tags will also
find a pleasant enough editor.
AbiWord is also a useful tool
for those forced to read simple Word documents from their
Windows-using colleagues and correspondents from time to time.”


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