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John Gilger [mailto:jgilger_it -at- NV -dot- DOE -dot- GOV]
> StarOffice seems to be a pretty good package, but you have to
> be running Linux/Unix to use it Emacs and vi are also extremely solid,
> stable text editors.
No, there is a Windows version of StarOffice.
Reads and writes Word files, too.
Free for home use, something like $50 for corporate. http://www.stardivision.com
Be prepared for a LONG download, or buy a CD. It is a massive integrated package, with database, spreadsheet, presentation, HTML, and bitmap and vector graphics sections. Took me 11 hours to download at 28.8.
I use it at home.
I have to, for file compatibility. I need to be able to read Word 98 files, and I only have Word 95 at home.
I'm not %100 happy with it, but I haven't crashed it hard or had it corrupt a file. I only use it at home, for less challenging projects, so I don't know how stable it is under stress. The graphics modules are very, very nice.
I have no financial connection to StarDivision.
mike -dot- huber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com
nax -at- execpc -dot- com