Subject: Re: WP8 for Linux?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 02/16/2000 00:04:11
In message <200002160549.AAA01940@pzero.sandelman.ottawa.on.ca>, Michael Richar
> 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.