5459[wpmac] Re: WOW! (Was: A small and simple way to use WPMac files on today's Macs)
- Nov 3, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Sandel" <flagnab@...> wrote:
>John knows his system far better than I do, so
> I do have a serious suggestion: for newbies (& the ignorant, such as,
> well, me), would either of you be willing to draw up a simple,
> 2-column document checking off the salient differences between these
> two approaches to deploying WPMac on OS X?
perhaps I should leave the comparisons to him.
But here's my first impression:
ADVANTAGES OF JOHN'S SYSTEM:
Modern, full-featured OS 8/9 equivalent, which
can work with almost all current documents. Can
be used for ordinary day-to-day work in WPMac.
Fully-equipped WordPerfect for the Mac setup, with
all of John's macros, add-ons, etc. WordPerfect
has been tweaked to use elegant modern fonts.
Good-looking OS 8/9 interface, complete with screen
savers, elegant fonts, and with the convenient menu
structure of OS 8/9.
Includes well-chosen convenience programs for
finding files, etc.
Can run almost full-screen.
DISADVANTAGES OF JOHN'S SYSTEM:
Needs some manual setup (though I suspect the next
version won't need any manual setup).
Slow to load.
ADVANTAGES OF MY SYSTEM:
Single-click installation; no manual setup.
Very fast to load (five seconds or less).
Contains multiple versions of WordPerfect
for opening password-protected versions of
DISADVANTAGES OF MY SYSTEM:
Ugly, limited System 7.5.5 interface.
WordPerfect uses the ugly old default fonts.
WordPerfect 3.5e setup lacks John's terrific
Because it emulates an old 68K Mac, this
system can't run modern software. The included
Acrobat Reader gives error messages when
opening modern PDF files.
Can only run in standard screen sizes (up to
That's a start, anyway. There's a lot more in
John's setup that I haven't begun to explore.
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