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 12.0 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.
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.
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.
Current WordPerfect customers should certainly upgrade to Office 11.0. But SOHO users won't need some of the functionality.
WordPerfect Family Pack lacks important at-home elements and seven-day support, but it'll do as an alternative small- or home-office suite.
If you already use Microsoft Office, don't bother looking here. If you're a die-hard WordPerfect fan, this lackluster upgrade isn't worth the price; stick with the version you have.