You are wrong. Consider yourself corrected. Only one of theseQuote:>: Exactly how many commercial Unix office autmoation software packages have
>: you used then? Applixware? Island Write/Draw/Paint? Island Presents?
>: Ovation? WordPerfect for X? Lotus 123 for X? Framemaker? etc......
>: There is a LOT out there which can fair pretty well (while being truely
>: portable, multiuser, multitasking, multiprocessing, secure, etc).
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't all of that software extremely expensive
>(like a few thousand dollars for a package)?
packages comes close to even one thousand dollars, never mind "a few
thousand". After a quick glance at two catalogs:
Island Write/Draw/Paint - $799 from SunExpress
Island Presents - $799 from SunExpress
WordPerfect for X - $295 from Inmac
Lotus 1-2-3 for X - $495 from Inmac
Framemaker - $995 from Inmac/SunExpress
Microsoft Word - $399 from Inmac (SCO only, should run on UnixWare)
Lotus AmiPro - $399 from Inmac (HP9000 only, soon for SPARC)
Lotus Notes client - $399 from Inmac (SPARC only, soon HP9000)
Lotus Notes server - $399 from Inmac (SPARC only, soon HP9000)
SimCity - $75 from SunExpress
Does the $99 Word run atop Linux yet? The impression I got from theQuote:>I know there's a good reason
>for this - a much smaller market combined with development costs that aren't
>much different - but most people who run Linux systems just plain can't
>afford that kind of money. Give us a $ 99 Word for Windows and we're happy
>as clams. :-)
WINE FAQ I downloaded just a week or two ago was that only about a
third of the APIs have been coded, and virtually nothing commercial
ran atop WINE.