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Versions of WordPerfect 8 for Linux

 

Installing WordPerfect 8.1 on Debian-based distros

 

Installing WordPerfect 8.1 on RPM distros or Slackware

 

Installing WordPerfect 8.1 on PC-BSD

 

Installing WordPerfect 8.0 on Debian-based distros

 

Installing WordPerfect 8.0 on RPM-based distros

 

WordPerfect 8.0/8.1 on Libranet 3.0

 

Problems and Workarounds

 

Emulation

 

 

Versions of WordPerfect 8 for Linux

 

There are at least six distinguishable versions or editions of WordPerfect 8 for Linux.

 

8.0 PE (personal edition)

 

This is the full-featured version of 8.0.

 

It was issued on a cd, sold in a boxed package as Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition, from 1998.

 

It is also available on a cd which accompanies a book entitled WordPerfect for LINUX Bible, by Stephen E. Harris and Erwin Zijleman, published by IDG Books in 1999.

 

Installation is by means of a script.

 

8.0 DPE (downloadable personal edition)

 

This version of 8.0 was released for downloading, without charge, in 1998.

 

It is also available on a cd which accompanies a book entitled Special Edition Using Corel Wordperfect 8 for Linux, by Roderick W. Smith, published by Que in 1999.

 

It has only a basic set of fonts, and lacks the font-installation utility.

 

Installation is by means of a script.

 

8.1 FE (full edition)

 

This is the full-featured version of 8.1. It was issued on a cd, as part of Corel Linux OS Deluxe Edition, versions 1.0 and 1.2, sold as a boxed package from 1999. 

 

The code is supplied in the form of a .deb package.

 

8.1 LE (light edition)

 

This version of 8.1 was issued on a cd, as part of Corel Linux OS Standard Edition, versions 1.0 and 1.2, sold as a boxed package from 1999.

 

It has a substantial quantity of fonts, but many fewer than 8.1 PE. It includes the font-installation utility.

 

The code is supplied in the form of a .deb package.

 

8.1 SE (starter edition)

 

This version of 8.1 was issued on a cd, as part of Corel Linux OS Starter Edition, which accompanies a book entitled Corel LINUX OS Starter Kit: The Official Guide, by Joseph Merlino and Katherine Wrighton, published by Osborne/Corel Press in 2000.

 

It has only a basic set of fonts, and lacks the font-installation utility.

 

The code is supplied in the form of a .deb package.

 

8.2 (concept edition)

 

This version, which has become known unofficially as 8.2, was sold as a cd in 2003-04, apparently by way of "proof of concept" or market testing.

 

It contains code essentially equivalent to 8.1, but installation is by way of a script.

 

 

 

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