AbiWord 1.0.1 released.

From: Martin Sevior (msevior@mccubbin.ph.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Wed May 08 2002 - 06:13:39 EDT

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    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
    from: http://www.abiword.com/plugins.phtml

    The AbiWord team can be contacted via email at: abi@abisource.com.

     Micosoft Word is a registered Trademark of Microsoft inc.
     WordPerfect is a registered Trademark of Corel inc.

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