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LinuxWorld: WordPerfect Office 2000 beta 2

Mar 23, 2000, 05:18 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Though it did prompt a few complaints, WordPerfect Office 2000 beta 2 did much to change Joe Barr's mind about office suites. Don't miss his surprise at the end."

"The installation of WordPerfect Office 2000 beta 2 was fast and painless. I was ready to start running the applications in the suite in less than ten minutes, and that included the time it took to capture screen shots and do the recommended system restart."

"I noticed Wine flying by during the install of WP Office 2000. There is good reason for that. The entire suite of programs was written from a common code base that runs on Windows and (through the magic of Wine) on Linux as well."

"Here is the surprise I was saving for the end: Corel is so happy with the way the suite runs on Wine that it did not bring forward the Linux-native version of WordPerfect 8, but instead opted to make WordPerfect 9 for Linux from the common code base and run it under Wine."

"All of Corel seems to be about making Linux easy to use for people coming to it from Windows."

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