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That doesn't follow - in 1999 WordPerfect was already available for Linux.
Importance of LibreOffice
Posted Feb 11, 2013 16:50 UTC (Mon) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
But, it you switched platforms to use it seriously, you'd switch back before the end of your first day. It was that bad.
Posted Feb 11, 2013 20:37 UTC (Mon) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
Because, as you said, it was crashy as hell. Just not as crashy as staroffice was back then, or max-something, or weird like angoss smartware.
Posted Feb 12, 2013 15:26 UTC (Tue) by nye (guest, #51576)
Oh dear; well that would explain it alright.
That can't have made a good impression of general application quality on people trying Linux for the first time :(.
Posted Feb 12, 2013 15:29 UTC (Tue) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
Posted Feb 13, 2013 18:53 UTC (Wed) by Wol (guest, #4433)
You made the mistake of letting MS sabotage them. 5.1 and 5.2 for Windows were fine. Just a bit clunky, and I never had any desire to change from 5.1 for DOS.
6.0Win was great provided you ran it on Windows 3.1. Problem is, we were just introducing networking at the time, and MS slipped a bomb into the TCP/IP stack that killed it. It took 6.1 to fix all the "bugs" MS introduced.
And then, of course, MS sabotaged that with Office 95. If you installed 6.1 on top of Office 95 everything was fine. If, however, you installed Office over 95, well, ... the only way I ever found to fix the mess and get WP working again was "format c:".
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