The Gnome Office Suite offers AbiWord for word processing. AbiWord can import and
export Micorsoft Word documents with quite a respectable degree of
compatibility. But for starting new documents it is a very good
choice. AbiWord is lightweight in terms of features when compared to
Microsoft Word but it has the features that 90% of the users need!
AbiWord is also distinguished by the fact that it runs on very many
platforms, including MS/Windows, BeOS (for both PPC and Intel
hardware), Linux (Intel, PPC and Alpha), FreeBSD, Solaris, AIX, SGI
Irix, NetBSD, and QNX. Because of its light weight use of computer
resources (compared to Microsoft Word) AbiWord is even popular on the
The AbiWord user interface is very intuitive and in no time you will
be producing the documents you want. If you are familiar with
Microsoft Word then the AbiWord interface will be very familiar.
Basic AbiWord interface is very familiar.
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