"Consumers and small businesses seeking a desktop word
processing program that looks and works much like Microsoft Corp.'s
Word but costs only a fraction as much can take a peek at the beta
2 version of TextMaker for Linux.
"The software, which runs on the open-source Linux operating
system, is available through May 31 as a free beta download on the
Web site of its developer SoftMaker Software GmbH in Nuremburg,
Germany, said managing director Martin Kotulla Wednesday.
"TextMaker for Linux will start shipping worldwide on June 1 for
€49.95 (US$53.22), Kotulla said. Users can purchase the
product directly from the company's Web site..."