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Old 12-07-2008, 04:50 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Word for DOS it's FREE and just might be useful, even if you don't


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Hey teeming masses, don't say Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates (and the Professor and Mary-Ann) never did nothing for you. In a totally roundabout way, I learned that Microsoft is giving away I say giving away Microsoft Word. OK ... Microsoft Word for DOS. Remember that? I do. I actually used to run Word for DOS a bit back in the day. The Unix-like OS world is awash in console-based text editors. There are literally hundreds, from vi and nano to joe and emacs. But is there an actual word processor for the Unix/Linux console? Nope. "Ubuntu Kung Fu" author Keir Thomas suggests running the freely downloadable Microsoft Word for DOS and using the DOSBox MS-DOS emulator to run Word as a command-line word processor.

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