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

Mark Ovens mark at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org
Thu Jul 13 22:42:24 BST 2000


On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 10:11:54PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
> 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:
> > > 
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > > 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

Que? It's WP2000 (WP9) that runs under WINE, WP8 is a native Linux app.

> 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.
> 
> -- 
> Neil Ford
> neil at ourshack.com / neil at binky.demon.co.uk
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