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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 03:45 PM
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40. Heck, I've still got the original disks to my copy of WordStar!
...which worked just fine on MS-DOS 6.0, with my trusty dot-matrix printer (which used good ol' pinfeed paper) happily churning out page after page (more-or-less lined up) until the ribbon finally ran dry and I'd re-ink it with several drops of bottled ink kept around just for that purpose which I'd usually get on my pants which is why I always wore navy-blue pants so the stains wouldn't show...

And we liked it that way!
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  -I.B.M. to Offer Office Software Free in Challenge to Microsofts Line FreeStateDemocrat  Sep-18-07 05:17 AM   #0 
  - Good. I don't care who takes Bill Gates down, just as long as someone  acmavm   Sep-18-07 05:55 AM   #1 
  - but OpenOffice has been available for free for quite a while, without  ima_sinnic   Sep-18-07 06:28 AM   #4 
  - Publicity and a name brand may help them out  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-18-07 09:49 AM   #19 
     - From most of the people that I know that have use Lotus anything,  Thor_MN   Sep-18-07 07:09 PM   #45 
  - I Couldn't Agree With You More. n/t  OhioChick   Sep-18-07 08:40 AM   #8 
  - You're not going to bring Gates down  Spiffarino   Sep-18-07 08:49 AM   # 
  - Mr. Gates has had a long and a good run, he stole every idea  acmavm   Sep-18-07 12:20 PM   #29 
  - Gates is preparing to retire anyway..  tridim   Sep-18-07 09:30 AM   #17 
  - Microsoft had been suing OpenOffice over copyright infringement  TheBorealAvenger   Sep-18-07 06:14 AM   #2 
  - You mean... DID NOT suing OpenOffice...  jordi_fanclub   Sep-18-07 06:19 AM   #3 
     - I was amused when I heard that part  kgfnally   Sep-18-07 11:37 AM   #25 
     - Acknowledged!  TheBorealAvenger   Sep-18-07 01:01 PM   #35 
  - Get it here:  rateyes   Sep-18-07 06:48 AM   #5 
  - i use open office  madrchsod   Sep-18-07 07:09 AM   #6 
  - I use NeoOffice, which is the Mac version of Open Office.  Jackpine Radical   Sep-18-07 11:27 AM   #23 
  - They will do what Neo has done  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-18-07 12:30 PM   #33 
  - It's happening to other companies too  kgfnally   Sep-18-07 11:50 AM   #28 
     - holy shit, that has to be seen to be believed!  NuttyFluffers   Sep-18-07 10:30 PM   #46 
  - I used Lotus Symphony in the past  NJCher   Sep-18-07 07:45 AM   #7 
  - Cool. I personally don't want the slow speed of Java-everything...  BlooInBloo   Sep-18-07 08:47 AM   #9 
  - Lotus didn't want it either...  3waygeek   Sep-18-07 06:33 PM   #43 
  - I've used Open Office, and I prefer MS Office  Exiled in America   Sep-18-07 08:49 AM   #10 
  - Are you using Office 2007?  Spiffarino   Sep-18-07 09:03 AM   #12 
  - I use 2007, and I mainly use Word, Excel and Powerpoint  Exiled in America   Sep-18-07 09:11 AM   #13 
  - Hating MS just for being MS?  Prophet 451   Sep-18-07 09:29 AM   #16 
     - Seems to me that rather than...  LanternWaste   Sep-18-07 12:21 PM   #30 
     - Because we can't  Prophet 451   Sep-18-07 12:28 PM   #32 
        - It appears to me...  LanternWaste   Sep-18-07 03:30 PM   #39 
           - In truth, it's both  Prophet 451   Sep-18-07 03:56 PM   #41 
     - You are misunderstanding my point.  Exiled in America   Sep-18-07 02:56 PM   #38 
  - There are excellent free open source options out there  IronLionZion   Sep-18-07 08:56 AM   #11 
  - Google Apps will kill them all  yodermon   Sep-18-07 09:12 AM   #14 
  - I hope not  Prophet 451   Sep-18-07 09:31 AM   #18 
     - It's like paying a car company to drive your car after you buy it  kgfnally   Sep-18-07 11:45 AM   #27 
        - I doubt it  Prophet 451   Sep-18-07 12:22 PM   #31 
  - Good for IBM!  RoccoR5955   Sep-18-07 09:26 AM   #15 
  - I wish WordPerfect would make a comeback ....  BRLIB   Sep-18-07 10:08 AM   #20 
  - Hell, I wish Fortran would make a comeback  DavidD   Sep-18-07 10:21 AM   #22 
  - Wouldn't that be a hoot?!!  Jackpine Radical   Sep-18-07 11:30 AM   #24 
  - Best language of the bunch  DavidD   Sep-18-07 11:38 AM   #26 
  - lol  SayWhatYo   Sep-18-07 01:31 PM   #36 
  - Heck, I've still got the original disks to my copy of WordStar!  Buns_of_Fire   Sep-18-07 03:45 PM   #40 
  - I had the Corel Linux distro for a while...  skids   Sep-18-07 07:03 PM   #44 
  - Curiouser and curiouser...  regnaD kciN   Sep-18-07 10:18 AM   #21 
  - Put yourself in the shoes of I don't know corporate drone  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-18-07 12:39 PM   #34 
  - Yay!  shenmue   Sep-18-07 01:48 PM   #37 
  - Good news  Jim4Wes   Sep-18-07 06:26 PM   #42 
 

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