Re: ping Floyd
- From: "Peter" <peternew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 07:46:00 -0400
"tony cooper" <tony_cooper213@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:ivna74d1mtkdtues049vmtpnmreocibr59@xxxxxxxxxx
On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 14:02:23 -0800, floyd@xxxxxxxxxx (Floyd L.
tony cooper <tony_cooper213@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:07:18 -0600, "Russell D." <rmd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Floyd L. Davidson wrote:Correct. I purchased WordPerfect for use on an Archives CPM machine
Horrors, no! (I'm one of those Unix Weenies, who has
never willingly run an Microsoft OS, or application, in
my whole life! :-)
Just for the record Floyd, WordPerfect was not a Windows app. It started
out on CPM then ran on DOS, Unix, OS2 and then later Windows. Up until
recently I was using it on a older Linux (Red Hat 6.x) box. Sadly, now
the only easy way to get it is for Windows. It was and still is the best
word processor ever made and I'm talking about the 5.1 version for DOS.
There, glad we got that cleared up. :-)
and stayed with them through various upgrades. When Corel bought
them, problems started. My Version 10.0 started to sputter on XP and
Corel wouldn't address the problems. They demand that you upgrade.
Since 10.0 had all of the features that I need, I switched to Open
WordPerfect was not a CP/M program. Ever.
Now that "WordStar" was mentioned (in another post), it jogged my
memory. WordStar *was* my first word processing program, but I
switched to WordPerfect when we moved from CPM to PC.
Now I'm trying to remember if Visi-Calc was my first spreadsheet.
Might have been something before that.
IIRC VisiCalc was the first usable desktop spreadsheet program which ran on my Apple II. I tried SuperCalc on my cp/m machine and later converted to MSDOS.
Gotta go with Floyd on WordPerfect, which I have been using since 3.x.