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Gwrite/Wordpad equivalent?

> Nutshell: looking for a stupid lightweight word processor. Don't care
> if it opens .DOC files. Don't care if it publishes to .HTML.
> Basically, I want a text editor with fonts and a UI, for those times
> when I don't want to trade 37.4 TB of system RAM for a few hundred words
> of proportional-spaced stuff written in a GUI on-screen.

You probably want Abiword. Lots of dependencies, but doesn't take much RAM (about 23 megs for a new instance on 17.10). And its practically Wordpad in terms of feature parity.