A column at LinuxPlanet compares AbiWord's attempt to copy Microsoft Word functionality to a knockoff of Dr. Pepper, only it's better than the knockoffs. "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.
If you don't wait for the hoary details, the short answer is: it will not be a poor imitation at
all, once it a full 1.0 release is made."