"OpenOffice is the darling of the FOSS office suites, and it is
a nice suite. It's cross-platform, and OpenOffice Writer is a
first-rate word processor with a lot of advanced features. But it's
not the only good option for Linux users: Abiword and KWord are
excellent lightweight word processors with good feature sets, and
both are licensed under the GPL. All three are wonderful. In this
two-part series we're going to dig into KWord 1.6, and mine some of
its hidden jewels.
"But before we get to the good stuff, allow me to indulge in a
small rant. Virtually all Linux word processor reviews and articles
operate from the premise that Microsoft Word is the benchmark to
measure Linux word processors by, and that the most important
feature is compatibility with MS Word documents. I couldn't
disagree more. Why hold ourselves to such a low standard? MS Word
is buggy, lardy, malware-friendly and incompatible on purpose. It's
not even compatible with previous versions of itself. To me it's a
cruel, expensive joke, not a professional tool..."
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