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  1. #11
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    Re: Linux version of WordPerfect Office

    Quote Originally Posted by cecilieaux View Post
    Does anyone know how to install Corel WP Office 8 for Linux in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
    Another thought: WP8 *can* run on 12.04. As I understand the process, you have to first install WP for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04.4 first.

    http://www.wpuniverse.com/vb/showthr...ntu-8.04.4-LTS

    Or 8.1 on 10.04

    http://www.wpuniverse.com/vb/showthr...r-Ubuntu-10.04

    You then have to copy the relevant directories into 12.04. I haven't actually done any of this, but it is possible. There's a youtube video of someone running WordPerfect 8 on 12.04:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnEbaaZEEEE

    Why the poster didn't detail how he/she did it is a mystery. Canonical is developing a new packaging system, however, and I wonder if it would be possible for someone to "package" a WordPerfect for Linux installation -- sans license to keep it legal?
    Linux: You reap what you tweak.

  2. #12
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    Re: Linux version of WordPerfect Office

    If you have WP 2000 Office for Linux, including WP 9, it will not run on any version of Ubuntu. You need a distro from 2002, such as Slackware 8.2. This is because it requires libc6 at 2.2.* or earlier.

    If you have WP 8.0 for Linux, you could install it in Ubuntu 8.04 or earlier and then upgrade Ubuntu to a later version.

    If you have WP 8.1 for Linux, you can install it in any Ubuntu (including the current version).

    In any case some effort will be necessary.

    See my own website: http://www.xwp8users.com

    Best wishes,
    Peter Stone

  3. #13
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    Re: Linux version of WordPerfect Office

    Correction to my last message:

    I should have referred to Slackware 8.1, not 8.2.

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