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From: dnewc...@whale.st.usm.edu (Donald R. Newcomb)
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Subject: Lotus 123 for SYSV & Linux?
Date: 14 Nov 1994 10:26:32 -0600
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I know that the mention of Lotus and anything having a GNU copyleft in the
same sentence is a form of GNUish heresy, but here goes anyway.

Assume I can pick up a new, never-unwrapped, copy of Lotus 123 V1.1 for
SYSV (e.g. SCO Unix) for the price of a cup of coffee. According to Lotus
this is the current version for Unix platforms. My questions are:

1. Will it run under Linux as other SYSV programs do? (I understand I
need a special interface library.)

2. Is it worth the cup of coffee plus the disk space required to store it?
In other words, is it such a dog that I would be better off just rebooting
to DOS & Windoze and running the MS-Works spreadsheet or using the free
spreadsheets that come with Slackware?

Thanks.
-- 
Donald R. Newcomb              * University of Southern Mississippi
dnewc...@whale.st.usm.edu      * "The God who gave us life gave us liberty
dnewc...@falcon.st.usm.edu     * at the same time."  T. Jefferson (1774)

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From: jlna...@isscad.com (Jim Nance)
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Subject: Re: Lotus 123 for SYSV & Linux?
Date: 14 Nov 1994 18:30:49 GMT
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In article 2...@whale.st.usm.edu, dnewc...@whale.st.usm.edu (Donald R. Newcomb) 
writes:

> 1. Will it run under Linux as other SYSV programs do? (I understand I
> need a special interface library.)

It should run if it does not use shared libs.  Call them and ask.  You might also
ask them if they have a native Linux version.  I am almost sure that they do not,
but I think it is good to let them know you are buying the product to run it under
Linux.

Jim

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From: m...@taylor.infi.net (Mark A. Davis)
Subject: Re: Lotus 123 for SYSV & Linux?
Organization: Lake Taylor Hospital Computer Services
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 18:43:46 GMT
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dnewc...@whale.st.usm.edu (Donald R. Newcomb) writes:

>I know that the mention of Lotus and anything having a GNU copyleft in the
>same sentence is a form of GNUish heresy, but here goes anyway.

>Assume I can pick up a new, never-unwrapped, copy of Lotus 123 V1.1 for
>SYSV (e.g. SCO Unix) for the price of a cup of coffee. According to Lotus
>this is the current version for Unix platforms. My questions are:

>1. Will it run under Linux as other SYSV programs do?

Yes, I think it will.

> (I understand I
>need a special interface library.)

Only if the program is dynamically linked to SCO's shared libraries.
I just looked at the binaries here, and I believe they are static.

>2. Is it worth the cup of coffee plus the disk space required to store it?
>In other words, is it such a dog that I would be better off just rebooting
>to DOS & Windoze and running the MS-Works spreadsheet or using the free
>spreadsheets that come with Slackware?

It is always preferable to stay in your prefered environment.  If this means
Linux, then it is definately worth it.

We were not extremely happy with Lotus 123 for SCO, and think that SCO's
SCO-Professional was much faster, better, and easier.  But you can't
get that anymore (Lotus sued and won).  123 has problems, but mostly in
larger, multiuser environments.  I think it is worth a look....
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