> >Hi, sometime ago, someone posted the email address of a person
> >at WordPerfect Corp. who would handle upgrades from the DOS version
> >of WP to the SCO/iBCS version.
> I keep seeing loose references to Linux being able to run
> SCO binaries, but I haven't seen a definative statement that it will.
> The fact that the above question was posted to this group makes me think
> that Wordperfect for SCO will run on Linux. Will it?
> Does linux support SCO binaries?
There is a standard called the intel binary compatability standard which is
designed to allow binaries to be exchanged among different versions of
intel unix. There is a loadable kernel module which will allow linux to run
these binaries. You can get it from:tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/ALPHA/ibcs2
Since it is still Alpha software, things are not garanteed to work, but they
usually do. I did buy the SCO version of wordperfect, and it does work fine.
The only problems I had were with the shell scripts that are supposed to
install it. I know that the SCO version of the spreadsheet Xess also works
with linux. If you want to try this stuff out, get the ibcs module, and the
file wpfix.tar.gz off of sunsite. This file gives instructions for getting
the demo version of SCO WordPerfect to run.
PS I am still workin on a WordPerfect-HOWTO, but my wife is 8 months pregnant,
so I dont have a lot of time.