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Re: buying Xy for Windows



I don't think the advice to a probable novice to buy SmartWords intead
of XyWin is good advice. XyWin is the next-to-least buggy word processor
I know of (XYDOS is least), and it is minutely documented in manuals.
SmartWords is a beta that will not have a finished version, and heaven
knows what the documentation will be. It is being produced as a courtesy
to a few experienced users who want it, but it should not be
confused--at least until it is tested--with a production program.

Since TTG is not going to update it, experience with XyWin will be the
best preparation for circumnavigating the bugs and incompletely
implemented functions usual in a beta.

Cheers,
--
Nathan Sivin
History and Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6304
(215) 898-7454
nsivin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx