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Free/Open-source Word Processors

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A word processor, as you may all know, is a computer application that is used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort 0f printable material. It is considered as one of the earliest applications for the personal computer in office productivity.

Microsoft Word is the most widely used computer word processing system today. However, due to unfair or high price tag of Microsoft’s Office Suite, free and open-source word processors are rapidly gaining in popularity. Why pay when you can get it for free and with almost the same features as that of Microsoft Word.

To those who are looking for some quality word processors but don't want to spend for even a dime, try some of these:

Abiword
AbiWord is a free software word processor licensed under the GNU General Public License. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of the Spanish word abierto, meaning "open". It is supported on Linux, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Microsoft Windows, ReactOS, BeOS, AmigaOS 4.0 (through its Cygnix X11 engine), and other operating systems.

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