"For Intel Linux systems, Applixware Office for Linux requires a
Pentium 166 or better, 32 megabytes of memory, and 205 megabytes of
disk space (for a "typical" install). I tested Applixware Office
5.0 on three systems, an Athlon 800 MHz system with 256 megabytes
of memory, a Pentium 166 MMX system with 64 megabytes of memory
and, for comparison and experiment value, a 486DX/25 with 24
megabytes of memory."
"Installation itself is easy; pop in the CD and launch the
"setup" binary in its root directory. If you're installing
Applixware system-wide (for all users), be sure to do this as root.
The installer is Gtk-based and is easy to use. However, the
Applixware installer performs a small miracle which hasn't yet been
duplicated by other Linux office suites: it attempts to figure out
which Linux distribution you're using and then makes a suggestion
about how to proceed before asking you what to do. Not only does it
ask -- it asks the right questions."
"Though it doesn't have the world-class feature set and
voluminous documentation availability of Corel WordPerfect Office
2000 or the mega-integration of StarOffice 5.2, Applixware Office
is exceptionally fast and stable, is based on a native toolkit and
includes nearly every feature the average user is ever likely to
use or take the time to learn about. It imports and exports Word
and Excel documents reasonably well (much better than StarOffice
does) and includes some features, such as the SHELF language RAD
tool and the ODBC interface, that will satisfy users in business
environments. For the majority of Linux users, especially in
personal use contexts, this is the office applications suite to
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