Re: wordperfect 5.1 for unix, and debian?
On 20/12/14 10:21 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
I believe I'm the person who made the remark. It's based on comparing
features, ease of use and stability. If you took an independent
evaluation of the current crop of word processors available in the
world, and compared them against WP51, I doubt anyone would rate WP51
above the major free options.
Not you Patrick, someone else.
I am sort of quoting
"I still do not know what you have against <whatever they were
suggesting> it is far superior to wordperfect.
Odd idea about a virtual machine too.
The is far superior is the sort of thing I mean. Especially when so
many others have reasons to appreciate their own word processor
At some point we should just accept that some products are just better
than others. Familiarity may make you comfortable with a product but the
computer world never stands still. Clinging to the past leads to
problems with keeping things current - such as finding a way to run
WordPerfect on a platform that the manufacturer no longer supports.
I also recall WP's reveal codes. Funny thing is, I've never missed them.
LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org before it never messed up my documents
enough to make me want to see what they were doing.
As for whether the user interface is good or bad, I don't really care. I
hate a lot of the current crop of user interfaces because they try to
get too clever. The best user interface is the one that works for that
For the great unwashed masses of us who don't spend all day "word
processing", we want one that allows us to find the features we want
when we need them. LibreOffice does that. A lot of the new crop of
interfaces like to hide things away to make the top bar smaller. This
effectively gives you an extra layer of menu to get to the feature you
want. It may look snazzy but it doesn't help me process words.