October 14, 2002
Linux Productivity Magazine - LyX
"When converting from Windows to Linux in March 2001, I was troubled by what I perceived as a lack of book writing software for Linux, so my assumption was that I'd continue writing books in MS Word. This decision wasn't arrived at lightly. The Abiword and Kword software available back then seemed useless for long documents. StarOffice had major cut and paste problems, and various other quirks rendering it a suboptimal book authoring package. LyX looked very promising, but it seemingly could not export to any format in which styles were preserved, so I worried that if my documents were in LyX, I couldn't transition to another tool if so desired. This worry turned out to be false, but I didn't know it at the time."