A bit different than other word processors, AbiWord is a free word processor that is able to run on virtually any platform and supports a wide array of languages. Also of note is the fact that AbiWord is being developed as an Open Source project, which means that the lines of code comprising the application are freely available and redistributable. Perhaps the most important feature of AbiWord is that documents written in the program are readable by any text editor. The available support features for AbiWord are quite impressive, including a complete user's manual, tutorial, weekly news updates, and a FAQ section for user reference. Additionally, users of AbiWord are invited to make suggestions about how the application may be improved in future editions. AbiWord is fully compatible with all Windows operating systems and Mac OS X.