Virgil Arrington wrote:
At the risk of beating a horse to death, today I stumbled on an online
rant against MS-Word.
The first word processor I used, as opposed to line oriented text
editors, was the one that came with VAX VMS on the VAX 11/780. Later, I
used PC-Write, on DOS, and then Describe, on OS/2, at home and Wordstar
2000 at work. Fortunately, I've never been in a position at work where
I couldn't install OpenOffice or LibreOffice, to avoid using Word. When
I was at IBM, I also used Lotus Smart Suite. I have also used Word
Perfect 5.2, but preferred Wordstar 2000.
When I set up computers these days, I always install OpenOffice and/or
LibreOffice. On Windows systems, I also include the Microsoft viewers.
I haven't installed Microsoft Office anywhere, since the days of Word 6.
I have long paid attention to the dirty tricks MS has used to force
market share. As a result, I always try to promote alternatives. I run
Linux on my home computers, previously OS/2. I only have one computer,
my notebook, that has Windows installed, but that's only because it came
with it. It spends most of it's time running Linux.
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