German software manufacturer SoftMaker is conducting an online poll to find out which operating systems its word processor TextMaker and office suite should be ported to.
TextMaker is already available on five different platforms - Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Pocket PCs, and Handheld PCs - and the other office suite components will also be available on multiple operating systems.
Looking beyond its current offerings, SoftMaker now asks if there is interest in versions of TextMaker, PlanMaker, and SoftMaker Office for a wide variety of platforms, including Palm OS, Zaurus, Sony Ericsson P800, and several UNIX-like operating systems.
TextMaker looks and operates like Microsoft Word, does authentic conversions of Microsoft Word files back and forth, and costs just a fraction of a Microsoft Word license.
PlanMaker is a Microsoft Excel compatible spreadsheet with advanced features for financial and scientific calculations. The upcoming end-user oriented database DataMaker is modeled after Microsoft Access, but offers much better ease-of-use.