Office Suites [Re: 2nd UK User Conference - call for papers?]

Neil Ford neil at
Thu Jul 13 22:11:54 BST 2000

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 06:57:00PM +0100, Mark Ovens wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 04:26:56PM +0100, David Marsh at home wrote:
> > 


> > Definitely a workshop on other (perhaps more FreeBSD-friendly) office
> > program alternatives would be a goody. I'm keeping my eye on AbiWord for
> > now, but it's not quite usable yet..
> > 
> Applixware for FreeBSD? WordPerfect8 for L****?

Don't do it! Seriously! The thing runs under WINE as with the exception of
WordPervert itself you are basically running the Windows code. It doesn't run
particularly quickly. This is not just conjecture, I parted with the 99ukp for
a full copy (though I only run it under Linux) so I speak from experience.

Maybe once I've got my new laptop working properly (more of that in another
message :-) ), I'll install WP Office as well and then people can compare it to
Applixware at gatherings.


Neil Ford
neil at / neil at

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