The Corel WordPerfect Office X4 suite best fits those who prefer traditional interfaces for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. We found the features rich, but the execution sometimes clumsy.
Corel WordPerfect Office X3 is a very good productivity suite with enough enhancements to warrant an upgrade. Microsoft Office users, though, should wait for Microsoft Office 12.
WordPerfect Mail is an inexpensive yet powerful e-mail app that's good for small businesses on tight budgets. While its IMAP support needs work, it's a fine alternative to Microsoft Outlook, Netscape, Eudora, and other competitors.
WordPerfect Office 12 Small Business Edition is an affordable productivity suite with a powerful set of core applications--a good buy for smaller companies that don't import a lot of Microsoft Office documents.
WordPerfect Office 12.0 Home Edition is designed for families, not businesses, and it's useful mainly to collect, edit, and burn digital images onto CDs or DVDs for personal use.
Alan Ashton kept a low profile during his days as part of the triumvirate running WordPerfect. But he dug into his deep pockets to help decide a highly charged vote in California on November 4.
WordPerfect Office 12.0 offers a feature-rich and affordable alternative to Microsoft Office for SOHO users but suffers from poor file conversion.
Family Pack 5.0 is a good deal for home users seeking a bargain bundle with plenty of productivity and security tools.
CNET's Brian Cooley gets a look at the latest version of Corel's WordPerfect Office suite, which hits store shelves this week packed with new features such as XML integration for all versions, remote access and collaboration tools.
Current WordPerfect customers should certainly upgrade to Office 11.0. But SOHO users won't need some of the functionality.