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Date:      Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:29:04 -0700
From:      Carl Johnson <carlj@peak.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: new to os
Message-ID:  <8762lt74bz.fsf@oak.localnet>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1108190506580.3199@abbf.6qbyyneqvnyhc.pbz> (Lars Eighner's message of "Fri, 19 Aug 2011 05:15:33 -0500 (CDT)")
References:  <201108191006.p7JA6pwP007684@fire.js.berklix.net> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1108190506580.3199@abbf.6qbyyneqvnyhc.pbz>

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Lars Eighner <luvbeastie@larseighner.com> writes:

> 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.  Also it only ran with a GUI - the command
> line version was available for $$$.
>
> I have no idea whether it could be persuaded (easily) to run with recent
> Linux compatibility.

I was checking with google and found
http://tldp.org/FAQ/WordPerfect-Linux-FAQ/downloadwp8.html.  Most of the
links are dead or changed, but a couple of them do have files to
download.
-- 
Carl Johnson		carlj@peak.org




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