AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word and is rapidly becoming a state of the art Word Processor. It has lots of features useful for your daily work, personal needs, or for just some good old typing fun. AbiWord is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform word processor. Our source code is carefully written so that AbiWord will run on virtually any operating system with a minimum of time spent on porting. This combined with our support for internationalization (the ability to run it in many languages) gives AbiWord a massive potential user-base.
It is part of a larger project known as AbiSource, which was started by the SourceGear Corporation. The goal of the project was the development of a cross-platform, Open Source office suite beginning with AbiWord, the projects word processor. AbiWord has been created by a worldwide group of volunteers and currently supports many languages and operating systems. It is GNU Free Software, which means that you will always have the freedom to use it, make copies of it, and improve it. You are encouraged to make use of these freedoms and share the program with your family and friends.
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