July 2, 2001

An AbiWord to the wise: Wouldn't you like to be a pepper, too?

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPlanet's Brian Proffitt writes: "AbiWord, for good or ill, has clearly positioned itself in terms of functionality against the Microsoft Word product. Not that there's
anything wrong with that. After six years of putzing around with different word processors, I have generally found that these
applications fall into one of three groups: Word-derivatives, WordPerfect-derivatives, and Everything Else. AbiWord falls into
this first group. It is, in this stage of its life, the Dr. Fresh to Word's Dr. Pepper.

This may not be something we want to hear, since All Things Microsoft are Evil, blah, blah, blah. But, I figure if AbiWord wants to
be in this position, then its only fair to hold it up to the product its trying to emulate."

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