Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 29, 2003 05:59 AM
there is only one: Word
Wordperfect is dead or nearly so and besides Open office and (even Abiword in another 18months) is as featureful!!
Looks like cross platform commercial software is DEAD on the desktop. There aren't that many choices: MS or Adobe are the only things that really run on non Intel and then it's only specific version of the Mac etc.
If you want a long lasting hihgly customized database client application you're way better served using java, mozilla, a web based solution or *anything* but platform specific commercial solutions.
I predict tons of apps written for XP will be unusable in 5 years.