Abiword, Oh My!
by Dustin Puryear
I just checked out Abiword again on their website, and I have to say they have made a lot of progress. It is not a bad piece of software. And.. It’s light. Microsoft Office is a big application. OpenOffice is a big application. But Abiword is rather targeted and not all that large. At all. A quick run through a download seems to be pretty snappy.
Hmm. Not a bad choice for PCs that don’t have Microsoft Office installed at the factory..
AbiWord: A Worthy, Free Microsoft Alternative
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|Felipe Alfaro Solana
|It seems the Linux and Mac OS X versions are stuck at 2.4.X, so it seems they are pretty much unmaintained (last one dates back from 2006). What a pity.|
|I used to use Abiword up until about 2005, when I transitioned over to Writely, which became Google Docs. It's of far greater utility to me to be able to pick up a piece of writing and continue, no matter which computer one is sitting at, and without any regard as to whether Abiword is installed or installable or not.|
Who stuck with 2.4? :)
OpenSuse 11.0 - abiword-2.6.2-26.1.i586.rpm
Ubuntu 8.04LTS - abiword (2.6.3-0ubuntu2)
Windows - abiword-setup-2.6.4.exe