The first microprocessor word processor I used was Worstar on CP/M. I also wrote my own for a pre-IBM home machine.
The first time I bought MS Office with my own money was the XP version. The reason? I was starting a business where I would need to receive WP files from the general public. Pointless to get any other. Every year, this requirement becomes more critical.
Maybe if the new ODF standard really takes off, this will open up the market again. Provided the average user can figure out how to save with it.
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