[techtalk] Applixware

Lindsay Walker lindsay.walker at portfolio.co.uk
Thu Nov 11 09:50:26 EST 1999

I used Applixware a lot when I was working at Sun Micro and it drove me mad.
It's not very stable and, compared to Star Office, its UI is terrible. I
wouldn't pay the money for Applixware when you could get Star Office for
free and its a much better product.


----- Original Message -----
From: Ingrid Schupbach <ingrid at miranda.org>
To: 'Techtalk' <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 10:45 PM
Subject: [techtalk] Applixware

> Hello.
> Does anyone out there have an opinion on Applixware?  I am on the hunt for
> better wordprocessing software for Linux.  Currently, I have Corel
> WordPerfect, but it renders the fonts in such an ugly way on screen that
> I find it difficult to work with (they print out just fine, though).  I
> need to be able to exchange documents with my fellow law school students
> who use MS stuff, so I need something that can read MS formats (Applixware
> claims it does).  Any advice?  I'm a little disappointed that one can't
> seem to get *just* Applix Words, because I don't need the other stuff in
> their office suite.
> Suggestions?  Comments?
> Ingrid
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