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Re: wordperfect 5.1 for unix, and debian?



On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Karen Lewellen
<klewellen@shellworld.net> wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> I have a still in the package copy of wordperfect 5.1 for UNIX.

Which Unix? Which hardware vendor/CPU?

>  I got this
> because wordperfect is my main word processor on my primary computer and I
> would welcome, if at all possible, to use it  with Linux as well.

The Linux version that got dropped has been mentioned.

> Is there any reason why the program cannot be installed on a machine running
> Debian squeeze?

It's a different OS, may well be a different CPU. You would need to
have an emulator to emulate the OS, and probably the CPU, as well.

It would be nice if such an emulator existed, but I doubt it. Writing
an emulator is hard work and takes a fair mount of time.

>  My interest is in logistics, as I realize the software may be better suited
> for networks, not individual computers.
> Thanks,
> Karen

Worderfect 5 for the old classic Mac OS might run under one of the
Macintosh emulators.

Wine Is Not an Emulator, but it does something sort of like emulation
and allows some older versions of WordPerfect for DOS or MSWindows OS
x86 to run on Linux, as has been mentioned. Not very satisfactory,
however.

Better option is to set up a virtual machine (another kind of
emulator, really) to run MSWindows in and run a recent version of
WordPerfect  MSWindows version in the virtual machine. QEMU, Xen, and
some other VMs exist.

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