May 10, 2002

AbiWord 1.0.1 quick look

Anonymous Reader writes: "Check out AbiWord 1.0.1! MozillaQuest Magazine ( reports: "AbiWord 1.0.1 now is available for downloading. You can download the source code or you can download binary builds -- your choice. . . . AbiWord is a very nice, lightweight, Microsoft Word clone. It looks and feels very much as MS Word looks and feels. You can use AbiWord for word-processing [or] a WYSIWYG . . . HTML authoring program."

"SOT Office 2002 . . . another . . . MS Office clone. . . . word-processing module has more features, including better table support, than does AbiWord. However, SOT Office has a much heavier footprint than does AbiWord -- but you are getting a word-processor plus spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing modules with SOT Office."

"AbiWord takes only about 5-MB of MS Windows memory whereas SOT Office takes about 37-MB and MS Office takes about 18-MB."

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