Wednesday, February 28, 2007

» Video: Corel’s Wordperfect Lightning is a free, lightweight collaborative word processor | Berlind’s Testbed | ZDNet.com

I suspect I could easily fill my hard disk with free rich text editing/etc. tools these days.  Interesting review, in any case, with a section covering the bigger-picture Corel business strategy/bet.

Based on what I saw in the beta version (released today) of Corel's new Wordperfect Lightning (I have a video as well as a screen gallery), the freely downloadable lightweight collaborative word processor could be a harbinger of things to come as the productivity heavyweights look to find a sweetspot between full-blown, expensive, and locally run office suites like Microsoft Office and a new breed of browser-based competitors from outfits like Google, the chief disadvantage of which is that they're unusable wherever and whenever an Internet connection is unavailable.

Source: » Video: Corel’s Wordperfect Lightning is a free, lightweight collaborative word processor | Berlind’s Testbed | ZDNet.com

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