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New AbiWord looks solid but suffers from age-old Linux problem

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.150.123.15] on April 11, 2008 05:47 PM
My major reason for shying away from Abiword is that it insists on saving everything in its proprietary file format. If Abiword ever supports ODF as its default file format or gains an option for selecting a file format as the default, then I will give the program serious consideration again. Until then, it is just a fancy text editor and not a genuine word processor.

I have no intention of supporting proprietary file formats if I don't have to, and OpenOffice.org means that I have a real choice.

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