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WordPerfect 8.0/8.1

I had purchased Corel Linux 1.0/WordPerfect 8.0 many years ago. WordPerfect 8.0/8.1 are based on very old Linux libraries (shlibs5), which have often been ignored in newer distributions. Fortunately, new Linux distributions have often re-included the old libraries, apparantly to cater for all those Wordperfect users! Wordperfect seems to have the only English grammar checker available for Linux (Grammatik V), although it is quite easy to run Grammatik IV using a DOS emulator such as Dosemu

I have not been able to install WordPerfect on my Linux system since well before SuSE 7.x series. I have also been unable to install WordPerfect on some versions of Mandrake. There are now VERY helpful instructions on WordPerfect on Linux FAQ. In summary, this is what I did...


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David Fong 2011-01-25