Flexbeta: AbiWord vs. MS Word
Sep 01, 2004, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"I first heard about AbiWord while searching for an alternative
to MS Word. There have been a few good arguments against MS Word
and why the whole project should be scrapped. Which brings us to
this review; is AbiWord a worthy MS Word replacement? Or should
users stick to the more expensive MS Word? After all, AbiWord is
completely free and is available for both Windows and Linux, and as
we will soon discover, AbiWord contains tons of features which
should make MS Word jealous; though there are some features which
AbiWord lacks, such as a grammar checker.
"AbiWord is part of a larger project known as AbiSource, which
was started by the SourceGear Corporation. The goal of the project
was the development of a cross-platform, Open Source office suite
beginning with AbiWord, the project's word processor..."