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From: r...@pedi.ama.ttu.edu (Ron Jones)
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Subject: WP for Linux, BSD?
Date: 8 Mar 1994 19:17:35 -0600
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Hello Netters:
 
Can commercial programs (like Word Perfect 5.1 and dbman) which run on
SCO Unix, run under Linux or 386BSD versions of UNIX? (If the original binaries
are copied to a Linux (or BSD) system, will they execute?)

If the short answer is no, why not?                         

Are commerical vendors of software beginning to make versions of their software
available for Linux/386BSD ? If not, what are they waiting for?

Please reply to email: r...@pedi.ama.ttu.edu

Thanks.
Regards,
Ron Jones

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From: longy...@netcom.com (Alfred Longyear)
Subject: Re: WP for Linux, BSD?
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r...@pedi.ama.ttu.edu (Ron Jones) writes:

>Can commercial programs (like Word Perfect 5.1 and dbman) which run on
>SCO Unix, run under Linux or 386BSD versions of UNIX? (If the original binaries
>are copied to a Linux (or BSD) system, will they execute?)

The short answer is "no". Linux (or *BSD) is not iBCS compliant.

The long answer is "yes". We do have Word Perfect 5.1 running under Linux.
If you wish to run Word Perfect, then you will need the iBCS emulator for
Linux. To get the emulator please join us on the ibcs2 development
channel of the linux development mail list.

Instructions for joining the mail list may be obtained in either the FAQ
(recently published in c.o.l.a.) or by sending "help" to the email address
linux-activists-requ...@niksual.hut.fi.

The channel for iBCS is called IBCS2.

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