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Microsoft Word 5.5 And 6.0 In-depth DOS Review With Pics

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Word 5.5 and 6.0 Microsoft, 1990, 1993 MS-DOS $450
*My video review for Word 5.5/6.0 *Next article
*Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings *This review entirely written using Word 5.5/6.0 for DOS
A new apple tastes sweet, rots at home (A history)
1983 would see the humble beginnings of a word processor that proved quite unpopular for the longest time. Microsoft Word started out on the Xenix and MS-DOS operating systems. It would be touted as a "what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)" word processor, although it was not. From what I can gather, Microsoft was willing to make this claim simply because the ASCII environment they used allowed for bold and italic text changes to be seen on screen. This was not a true indication of what would be seen when printed, nor did it offer variable fonts and sizes. A tiny little white lie told to disparage the most popular text based word processor at the time, WordStar.
The false hype was of little use, Microsoft Word would never become a co…