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Win95 FAQ Part 14 of 14: Misc
Section - 14.8. Why didn't Novell/WordPerfect/Corel (TM) release a 32-bit version of PerfectOffice (TM) yet?

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   WordPerfect corp has a history of re-writing everything from scratch.
   WordPerfect 6.1 hardly used any built in calls in Win 3.1; they don't
   use the Common Dialog for file operations (which is why Norton's LFN
   enabler for Win95 doesn't work in it), they don't use Win 3.1 print
   functions (causing screwups if you leave EMF spooling enabled
   sometimes), and it becomes a monster in the process, with two patches
   so far for working in Win95.
   Corel just released their own versions of the WordPerfect Office
   programs for Win95. I haven't had a chance to look at it beyond the
   readme file, but that already scared me because of a notice that "This
   program does not run under Windows NT." I understand that Microsoft
   included a lot of the Win95 sub-system with MS Office 95 for NT users,
   but why could not Corel do the same? Other users told me the same
   thing... they can't even fool it into running. Sorry, Corel. For a
   Canadian software house I expected better.

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