During a recent visit to the website of Wordfast, I noticed that Wordfast 6.0 (“Coming Soon!”) promises to be a “Standalone, platform independent translation environment.” There are a few things that pique one’s curiosity here. 1) “Standalone”: does this mean no more having to use Wordfast from within MS Word? 2) “Platform independent”= as in, Linux-friendly?
Up until about two years ago, I ran Wordfast as my exclusive TenT and I loved it. The only stumbling block was that running Wordfast on a Linux computer (mandatory, as our household owns no Windows machines) requires running CrossOver Linux then MS Word then Wordfast. After a while I just got tired of all of those layers of upgrades, and of the fact that I never used the pricey MS Office other than when working in Wordfast. Now I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the trial version of Wordfast 6.0!
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