[conspire] (forw) Re: Corel Linux on an ASUS T2-RS?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Dec 9 08:01:48 PST 2004

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Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 08:01:13 -0800
To: Paul Ross <paulross at igc.org>
Cc: installers at linuxmafia.com
Subject: Re: Corel Linux on an ASUS T2-RS?
Reply-To: installers at linuxmafia.com
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>

Quoting Paul Ross (paulross at igc.org):

> The reason I want to install Corel is that I want to have 
> WordPerfect....

Oh, by the way, if your interest is limited to reading/writing files in
WP format, there is recent good news:  Recently released OpenOffice.org
1.1.3 finally includes the libwpd-based import/export filter for .wpd
files that has been in development for a year or so.  Also, recent
versions of AbiWord have been pretty good in that department.

Neither of those is WordPerfect, of course:  WP for Linux, for all its 
faults -- no TrueType support or other modern font features, no modern
printing subsystem, funky Motif-based aesthetics, no direct PDF export,
no support for modern file formats such as the OASIS XML format and the
post-Word97 MS-Word format, menu shortcuts that break when Caps Lock or
Num Lock are on, no plug-in interface for things like aspell, no
automated conversion of ASCII files across *ix/Windows/Mac platorms, no
preview function, no address book integration, no support for CORBA
component-software brokers, no GNOME/KDE integration -- it's still fast,
light, polished, has "reveal codes", has shrink-to-print, has a good
macro language, has excellent built-in mathematical, financial, logical,
and string-handling functions, has excellent table support and a useful
speed-table-formatting feature. supports a huge number of old printers
directly, and has amazingly good, fast printed output.

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