NewsForge: FOSS Word Processors Compared: OOo Writer, AbiWord, and KWord

” OpenOffice.org receives most of the attention among free and
open source (FOSS) office suites, but users shouldn’t forget that
free software includes at least two other word processors: AbiWord,
part of a projected GNOME Office, and KWord, part of the KOffice
suite. From their inception, both have been playing catch-up with
OpenOffice.org’s Writer. But now, after several years of
development, AbiWord and KWord are both reaching early maturity.
How do Writer, AbiWord, and KWord compare?

“To see, I installed the latest versions available in Debian
packages: AbiWord 2.27-3, KWord 1.3.2, and the 1.9.121 build of the
OpenOffice.org version 2 beta…”


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