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

Dhruva B. Reddy bdhruva at gmx.net
Thu Apr 29 16:15:23 MDT 2004

As for the startup lag...

Don't know about other distros, but the OpenOffice Debian package 
starts up lazily--you just get a blank window, then you have to start up
the desired component (Writer, Calc, Impress, etc.).  It's an
improvement, but I still notice quite a lag even on my P4 2.8GHz box
(about 10 seconds).

Emacs in YaTeX comes up instantly :-)

Last dig (for today), I promise!

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 at 17:31 -0400, Michael D. Hirsch soliloquized thusly:
> On Thursday 29 April 2004 03:07 pm, Bob Collins wrote:
> > 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?
> WP for Linux has a grammar checker.  I don't know about average word size.
> My parents used WP for Linux for years.  I think it is a lot easier to use and 
> starts up a lot faster than OpenOffice.
> Michael

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