Re: What's your favourite FLOSS?
* Miles Bader (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Andrei Popescu <email@example.com> writes:
> >> (2) a giant bloated whale, but actually seems to work pretty well for
> >> light word-processing duties and reading .doc files I get in the mail
> > Maybe you should try abiword.
> Yeah, I used to use abiword back in the day, but it was always
> _horribly_ flaky -- it crashed a lot, even on simple documents, and
> seemed to randomly reformat text in odd ways based on the phase of the
I have had this same experience. I can recall some time back and
everyone seemed to be raving about abiword and its meagre footprint.
I couldn't really use it though as it would crash about three minutes
into every document I would work on. And not when doing something
really, but just inputting text. Very flaky indeed. I wonder if it
has improved since. I may have to try it just to see.