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Free SoftMaker Office 2008

December 17, 2009 — BarryK
For Windows only though. If you are interested, get it from here, but note that the offer expires on December 31:


linux planned
Username: MU
according to a german newsticker, they also think about releasing the Linux version on request. Maybe they should be mailed that wish. Mark

Username: MU
"I posted a request using their contact form: Maybe there is a chance, if a lot of Linux users request to release the Linux version, too. Mark

Softmaker Office for Linux/Puppy
Username: MU
"Got a reply, Linux version soon is available :) There even is the offer to add it to Puppy. I suggested, to contact Barry directly concerning this, as I am not exactly certain, if he plans another Puppy release, or concentrates on the core technology like woof. Many thanks to Mr. Kotulla from Softmaker for the prompt and kind reply! Mark

great news
Username: Bert
"This is indeed great news. Thanks Barry and Mark. I've always loved the Softmaker products. Small, fast, reliable, compatible and capable. "Add it to Puppy"..does this mean they're willing to create a Puppy version? I happily banned windows out of my computing life, but, with the Linux version announced "soon", I wonder how the windows version would do in Wine..Anyone tried it yet? Ah, the world is indeed becoming a friendly village, despite the daily news.

Username: MU
"Mr. Kotulla asked, if there is an interest, to integrate the full version of SoftMaker Office 2008 into Puppylinux - for free. He referred to very old releases of Puppy, where earlier versions of Textmaker and Planmaker were already integrated. I offered, that I could package it - as pet, and as sfs. Concerning the direct integration into an Iso, I suggested to contact Barry. However, if Barry would reject this (because of the size, or because he is busy with woof), then I could package an Iso, where the Suite is already included. This would not be an official Puppy released by Barry, but a custom puplet by me. (identical to Puppy, just with SoftMaker Office in addition). I will inform you about the progress, when details were discussed, and final decisions were made. Time to sleep now :-) Mark

windows version in wine
Username: Bert
"Thanks Mark (and sleep well ;) ) Meanwhile I tried to install the windows version in Linux (ubuntu 9.04), using Wine. Installation went okay. Planmaker, Basicmaker, Presentations work. Even my language was automatically detected and chosen.(dutch)! Unfortunately, Textmaker refused to run. I'll investigate some more tomorrow. Bed time here as well :)

Linux Version
Username: gposil
"The Linux version is now available for free download at [b][/b]

Packages of the charity version
Username: MU
"I made two SFS addons for Puppy 4.3.1 and for older versions. Also a PET, but I did not try that on my own yet (I get visitors in some minutes). You should use at least a 254 MB savefile to try to install it. Please let me know, if it works. Download and screenshots: User: puppy password: linux Mark

Username: MU
"Yes, I have placed a readme.htm in the download folder, that includes the link. Mark

Softmaker Office 2008 charity SFS info
Username: MU
"I added some more info in the current forum-thread: Mark

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