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Re: [SLE] Re: Corel Wordperfect 2000 for Linux
  • From: David Johanson <dcjohan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:05:54 -0400
  • Message-id: <3CBB5CD2.6643FEE4@xxxxxxxxxxx>
John Scott wrote:
>
> In case you are still interested in it, here is a link:
> http://shop.mensys.nl/catalogue/mns_WP2000L.html
>
> I've had it since it first came out. Used it quite a bit on my laptop.
> If you have lots of ram it will perform adequately.
> The good: It performs exactly as the windows version with all the bells
> and whistles.
> The bad: Startup times are a bit slow. If it crashes on you, it won't
> restart until you run a reset script that will regenerate the font
> metrics and such. Running that script solves any problems but also
> deletes all of your settings and customizations you've made since
> install. That alone irritated me to the point of giving up on it.
>
> If it was stable I would have loved it even if it did run on wine. The
> bottom line is that Corel bet its reputation on stable software released
> on top of alpha software. Not smart. If you buy it, you are on your
> own. Neither Corel or Xandros will support it. CHECK THAT! I just
> surfed to their site and I see the download and support pages were


"Unfortunately, we cannot offer free support for existing users of Corel
LINUX or
Corel Linux applications. Please contact Corel Corporation for support
of these
products. " Taken from the xandros site at 1712 EDt 15 Apr 02

dave


> restored. When this topic was discussed a few months ago they had
> removed all the links to updated scripts and support. Perhaps someones
> lawyer reminded them they can't go back on the promised 30 day support.
> It's a shame Corel botched the linux release so badly.
>
> John
>
> beesknees@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
> >Does anyone know where you can find a copy of Corel's Wordperfect Office
> >2000 for Linux? I've been using WP since the dos days. If I can get WP
> >on my Linux box, I can discard my Microsoft 98 partition. If that's a no
> >go, will WP Windows version work on Crossover Office? StarOffice just
> >doesn't have the features I'm looking for. Thanks, Tom
> >
> >This message originated from a Unix computer using Open Source software:
> >SuSE Linux 7.2 Pro, Galeon 1.0.3 Browser, AbiWord 0.99.3 Word
> >Processor, Ximian Gnome 1.4.0.6 and Evolution 1.0.3 Groupware Suite.
> >Have a lot of fun!!! (Unix is like a wigwam -- no Gates, no Windows, and
> >an Apache inside.)
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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