Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Nov 2008 16:12 UTC, submitted by Michael
Windows I collect manuals. I have so many of them, that I'm starting to wonder where on earth I'm supposed to put them all. Somewhere in the back of a closet, I keep all my manuals in three huge boxes, with manuals dating from the early '80s to just a few days ago when I bought a new mouse. However, none of them are as dear to my as my extensive, fully illustrated Dutch manuals for Windows 3.0, which accompanied my parents' first PC in 1990. An enormously detailed manual covering every aspect of Windows 3.0 - with special sleeves for the various floppy disks that held the Windows 3.0 operating system. I still have those original floppies, and they're still fully functional. Last week, the era of Windows 3.x finally came to an end when Microsoft ceased to give out licenses for the operating system.
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RE: I miss Microsoft Write
by Doc Pain on Thu 6th Nov 2008 05:36 UTC in reply to "I miss Microsoft Write"
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Best part of Windows 3.1 for me was MS Write. All the wordprocessing power I needed for home/school use.

If I remember correctly, "MS Write" was able to format text in column mode / paragraph mode / block mode. "Wordpad" wasn't able to do so anymore. Maybe this is because MICROS~1 wanted people to buy their "Word" and "Office" programs? You mentioned:

WordPad in Win9x and up is retarded. Was there any anti-trust reason for dropping Write, or just MS wanting people to buy Office?

I would think it was the last one...

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Johann Chua Member since:

Write could also do variable line-spacing (1, 1.5, 2).

Oh, well. There's always Abiword for when I just want a word processor.

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