[lug] WordPerfect for Linux is back --- more or less

Bob Collins bcollins at fpcc.net
Thu Apr 29 13:07:56 MDT 2004

Awhile ago I searched for a word processor that was "ready
for prime time" and runs on linux.  I didn't find any.  I
use StarOffice 7.0.  It has many of the features I want, but
not all, grammer checker and average word size to list a
few.  Does anyone know of such a word processor?

"Dhruva B. Reddy" wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 at 13:03 +0000, BOF soliloquized thusly:
> > Corel has decided to "update" WP for Linux. According to the below
> > article, what has been done is to take WP8 for Linux and bug fix it. It
> > still is not as easy to use and lacks many of the features as WP for
> > Windows and is still not a ready-for-prime-time product.
> >
> > And now for the very, very clever part: Corel is marketing this as a
> > "Proof of Concept" in which the user gets to buy WP for only $29.95 +
> > $6.00 S/H. Supposedly the number of suckers, Oops, Sorry!, buyers, will
> > then determine if Corel goes on to develop a full-blown product.
> >
> > So, in essence, the user is paying for a Beta-quality product. This is a
> > degree of chutzpah that even MS has not yet achieved (although there are
>                           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Microsoft has been charging for beta software for quite some time,
> starting with Windows 98.
> > those who state that every product that MS produces is Beta-quality, but
> > I, myself, would not be so unkind --- it's more like Alpha).
> >
> > I'd like to see this succeed: I am, and have been, of the opinion that
> > WP was the best word-processing program of all time. So I'd like to see
> > this work, in spite of the sarcastic tone of this e-mail.
> >
> > I'm just not sure about paying someone to test their software for them.
> > Shouldn't it be the other way around?
> I wholeheartedly agree.  As an aside, I've never found myself very
> productive with word processors in general, especially since I learned
> LaTeX :-)
> -d
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