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Date:      Fri, 19 Aug 2011 12:49:04 +0200
From:      "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
To:        Lars Eighner <luvbeastie@larseighner.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, scott mcclellan <rockabyeinn@yahoo.com>, noc@hdk5.net
Subject:   Re: new to os 
Message-ID:  <201108191049.p7JAn48a008174@fire.js.berklix.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message "Fri, 19 Aug 2011 05:15:33 CDT." <alpine.BSF.2.00.1108190506580.3199@abbf.6qbyyneqvnyhc.pbz> 

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Lars Eighner wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2011, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> 
> >> Aloha Lars,
> >>
> >> You mentioned WP5 in this thread. I have some docs on disks that were
> >> created in WP5. You know any FreeBSD based app like abiword that can
> >> read them for transfer to a contemporary program?
> >
> > Do you mean Word Perfect ?
> > Wordperfect-8.0 used to run on FreeBSD 3.4-RELEASE & was free,
> > while Corel charged for the MS based version !
> 
> If I recall correctly, this was a Linux version which ran with Linux
> compatibility as it was then.

Yes that sounds plausible, exepecially as reading my URL below I
got it from a CDROM on a linux magazine

> Also it only ran with a GUI
..........^^^^

No idea, only ever tried it with X Windows.

> - the command
> line version was available for $$$.

It never occured to me a command line version of WordPerfect might
exist.  The graphical version to run on Microsoft cost money. The
Linux version was free, that ran on FreeBSD.  I used to tell Microsoft
users that with pleasure, as an incentive for them to consider
escaping the Microsoft monopoly & go to free source OSes (what Corel wanted :-).

> I have no idea whether it could be persuaded (easily) to run with recent
> Linux compatibility.

Me either, & no interest to try.
Those who have old WP data can try if they want.
Of course, if it was a company who had WordPerfect data to rescue,
I'd be willing.

> > I have distfile
> > MD5 (GUILG00.GZ) = 386d2c4c1422992e8f8242bd74f3f705
> > -r--r--r--  1 jhs  staff  23730473 Mar 12  2002 GUILG00.GZ
> >
> > It got taken out of FreeBSD ports/ some years back.
> >
> > http://berklix.com/~jhs/src/bsd/fixes/FreeBSD/ports/jhs/editors/wordperfect/pkg/README.JHS
> >
> > You might need to either:
> > 	upgrade port to run it on a new BSD
> > 	run it on an old machine
> > 	or emulator of an old FreeBSD
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Julian
> >
> 
> -- 
> Lars Eighner
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> 
> 


Cheers,
Julian
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