[CentOS] Novell sale news?

Toralf Lund toralf.lund at pgs.com
Wed Nov 24 10:32:59 UTC 2010

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 11/22/10 10:28 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:09:59 -0600
>> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> I don't think they ever did a real native *nix verson - they had a slightly
>>> custom version of wine wrapped around the windows code.
>> Native WP for Unix existed back in the days of WP/DOS and the like.
>> WP ran on a huge number of platforms.  I still have WP 4.1 for Amiga laying
>> around here somewhere.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPerfect
>> "While available in DOS and Microsoft Windows versions, its popularity was based
>> in part on the fact that it was available for a wide variety of computers and
>> operating systems, including Mac OS, Linux, the Apple IIe, a separate version
>> for the Apple IIgs, most popular versions of Unix, VMS, Data General,
>> System/370, AmigaOS, Atari ST, OS/2, and NeXTSTEP."
> That's going back to the character-mode days.  I meant the GUI version.
I used an X11 version on some Unix variant a long time ago - possibly 
IRIX, but it may have been the DEC one (or both.) This was several years 
before they released the WINE based thing you are talking about, which I 
believe was Linux only. In fact, I think there was a Linux version of 
the "native" X11 port, too - then they replaced it with the wine variant 
to avoid maintaining so many different branches of the code, or 
something. (BAAAD decision...)

- Toralf

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