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[ale] WordPerfect for Linux

> Michael H. Warfield writes:
> [snip]
> > 
> > 	What's worse is that this asinine license scheme of yours is linked
> > to the hostid!  What were you people thinking?!?!?!  That information is

> You must not work with Sun Sparc workstations. They borrowed the "hostid" from
> the Sun Solaris enviroment (where it is very valid!). We need to educate the
> Corel folks that Linux IS NOT SOLARIS _and_ that A different licensing scheme
> is _mandatory_. Maybe a "write-in" campaign is in order.... 

	No.  I work with Sparcs all the time.  There the hostid is burned
into the mother board so unless you changed the motherboard the hostid
won't change.  I believe there is even a way to move the hostid to
a new motherboard by moving some firmware although I've never had need
to attempt it.  On Linux, it's based on your network addressing.  That's
that assinine part about using it there!

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