Back in September (2001), a posting on the Corel
WordPerfect/Linux news group indicated that a user was unable to
open MS Word files with WordPerfect 8. The Filtrix file conversion
utility that Corel includes with WordPerfect 8 had a bug (the One
Billion Second bug) that deactivated the utility and, therefore,
the ability to convert MS Word documents.
Various users notified Corel of the problem, but their only
response was: "At this point, the corporation is not prepared to
make any comment."
Blueberry Software, makers of the Filtrix utility, were
contacted as well, and replied that they were working on a fix.
They ended up passing that job on to Corel, and it was never done.
In the meantime, a Corel WP8-Linux list member from the Netherlands
came up with a fix. The patch came almost two months after WP8
Linux users were left without the ability to translate MS Word