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AbiWord 2.6 free word processor for Windows and Linux released

AbiWord 2.6
AbiWord is a great little word processor for Windows, Linux, and OS X. It can handle DOC, RTF, TXT, and HTML files, as well as a few other other formats. And AbiWord takes up an awful lot less disc space than OpenOffice.org. So it's certainly worth checking out if all you need is a lightweight but full-featured word processor.

Version 2.6 is available now for Windows and Linux. It looks like the latest version of AbiWord for OS X is still version 2.4.6. The latest release includes a ton of updates including:
  • GNOME office plugin that allows you to embed Gnumeric charts in documents
  • Ability to open files on remote shares using samba, ftp, or ssh shares
  • Improved language support
  • Experimental collaboration plugin
  • Experimental new Office Open XMl import filter
  • Native Windows vista menus
  • Drag and drop images in and out of Unix version of AbiWord
For a full list of updates, check out the release notes.

[via CyberNotes]

Tags: abiword, abiword-2.6, freeware, openoffice, opensource, word-processor

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