From: Alan Horkan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 06 2003 - 19:49:59 EDT
On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 email@example.com wrote:
> Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 00:38:29 +1000 (EST)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Quotes for the 2.0 press release
> Wow! Those are beautiful. The hard part will choosing which ones to put in
/me takes this as an invitation to recommend which one(s) might be best :)
> the release. I think we only have room for one or at most two paragraphs
> for AbiWord. (Gotta be brief, snappy and leave room for the glowing praise
> for Gnumeric and Gnome-DB :-)
> > For the record, Crowell Systems
> > They're deploying AbiWord 2.0 on Linux on tens of
> > thousands of seats.
Quotes almost seem redundant, the above speaks so loudly.
> > Here are 3 official quotes from their PR department
> > that we're probably going to put into the press
> > release:
> > "The speed, ease of use, and customizability of
> > AbiWord made upgrading our customers from Windows
> > desktop to MfxLinux Desktop a do-able task."
Never heard of MfxLinux Desktop, a google search didn't turn up much but
suggests to me that it might be a custom linux distribution with localy
> > "AbiWord is directly invoked by our server application
> > for the users desktop and feeds the mail merge fields
> > from our Database. It's interface is easier to use
> > than Microsoft's mail merge, which consequentially
> > eased our customer's transition to the MfxLinux
> > Desktop dramatically."
I think this quote works better if shortened
"[Abiword's] interface is easier to use than Microsoft's mail merge,
which consequentially eased our customer's transition"
> > "Support for AbiWord via the mailing lists and email
> > has been incredible! We have had bug fixes in under 24
> > hours...and you can't get that from Microsoft, even
> > *if* you paid through the nose!"
I'm sure this glowing praise needs a caveat somewhere,
must try to manage expectations a little.
> > Here are a few quotes from one of the developers I've
> > been working with on the project:
> > "If you need quotes, I can give you a few, since I am
> > still impressed by AbiWord's speed and ease of use.
> > And our customers and trainers have said the interface
> > to creating mail-merge documents is head and shoulders
> > above the MS's."
I like this one best.
> > "And personally, thanx for making a really kick-ass
> > piece of software that has made my life easier at
> > work, and that I use almost exclusively for my
> > personal desktop publishing needs."
"Abiword is a word processor not Desktop Publishing/Text Editor/HTML
Editor/kitchen sink" (not yet;)
Tomas will have a coronary!
- Alan H.
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