Subject: Re: WP8 for Linux?
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/16/2000 00:04:11
In message <>, Michael Richar
dson writes:
>  Yes. I actually purchased the "personal" edition. It is worth it. The
>conversion utilities in it are far better than in the "demo" version. (And
>you can complain). This version also has a much install script/gui, I think.


Well, for what it's worth, the "full" version is irritatingly large - after
aggressively removing languages I don't know, I got it down to about 120MB.
That's not as big as StarOffice, but it's pretty big for my laptop.  :(
However, with the one file (wp.drs) snipped from the "demo" version, it works
fine.  Reads '.doc' files, etc.

>  if you are like me, the primary reason to have it is to open the .doc files 
>which you just can't afford to hit "D" on... 

Yup.  I'm not sure it's any better than StarOffice, really.  I'm comparing
them, and StarOffice has much nicer-looking fonts.  :)  They're both huge.

>  I just mounted the CD, and ran "sh /cdrom/install.wp". I then installed it 
>onto my system. I then copied my "/sandel/3rd/Corel/WP8" to my notebook. It
>is running now in 1.4Q.

I really wish the version included with "Corel Linux Deluxe" were a separate
CD, not a '.deb' package file.

Anyway, I'm currently upgrading my mom's laptop, so I'm gonna see if I can
pick her up a Corel WP8 for Linux CD tomorrow; CompUSA had them for $20.  If
I can, then I'll put it on her laptop before I send it back.