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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:
> 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
Corel Linux applications. Please contact Corel Corporation for support
of these
products. " Taken from the xandros site at 1712 EDt 15 Apr 02


> 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 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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