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Date:      Sun, 20 Sep 1998 20:02:55 +0200
From:      "Stefan Herrmann" <stefhe@gmx.net>
To:        <andrew@squiz.co.nz>, "Arnout Boer" <arnout@xs4all.nl>
Cc:        <freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Star Office 5 on FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <000001bde4c0$e46bb680$030aa8c0@obelix.webaffairs.net>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.96.980921015038.5955D-100000@aniwa.sky>

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> www.cdrom.com is advertising a soon to be released port of using
> Applixware to FreeBSD.  Does anyone have experience with Applixware on
> other platforms, or know anything about the port?
>
> I'm a bit wary of buying it too early in case of bugs, and it sounds
> pretty resource intensive, but the discussion on the redhat applix list
> seems like many people prefer it to Star Office.
>
> Any info / experiences?

I bought ApplixOffice 2 years ago and used it under Linux.
It was the time, when StarOffice 3.1 was in beta test. ApplixOffice
used _a lot_ less memory and was way faster then the fat StarOffice 3.1b.
I didn't try the newer Versions of both.

The disadvantage for me with ApplixOffice was, that it couldn't handle
MS Word documents. Don't know, if it can now. StarOffice 3.1b could, but
was too big and slow. These are my experiences.


Ciao
Stefan
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