From: Martin Sevior (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 08 2002 - 06:13:39 EDT
Word Processing for Everyone
AbiWord 1.0 ships
For Immediate Release
May 8th, 2002 -- The AbiWord team is proud to announce the first global
release of the award-winning Open Source word processor, AbiWord version
1.0.1. More than three years in the making, AbiWord is a reliable,
extensible, cross-platform word-processor with many powerful features.
We aim at robust inter-operability with existing products, such as
Microsoft Word, Corel's WordPerfect, and others. Our goal is to
incorporate the most useful features of these competing applications
without the fluff, bloat, or inefficiency that accompany them. The result
is a lean and mean word processor, the download size being less than 4
Translations and as-you-type spell checking are available for more than 30
different languages on 6 continents, including Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew,
and Indonesian. An English language thesaurus is available as a separate
The worldwide team of AbiWord volunteers is already hard at work
developing the next release of AbiWord, which will include advanced
features such as tables and support for more complex languages. Users,
writers, translators, testers, and developers are all encouraged to try
out AbiWord and see what they'd like to add next. We would particularly
like to hear from Korean, Arabic and South Asian developers and
translators as we extend our coverage to all of the World's Languages.
Get AbiWord Now
AbiWord runs natively on Linux and other Unix variants, Windows, QNX and
is completely free. A version that runs on MacOSX is also available.
You can learn more about AbiWord from our website at
AbiWord can be downloaded from http://www.abiword.com/download/. AbiWord
can be extended via plugins which can be downloaded
The AbiWord team can be contacted via email at: email@example.com.
Micosoft Word is a registered Trademark of Microsoft inc.
WordPerfect is a registered Trademark of Corel inc.
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