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on Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 10:05:13AM -0800, Robert G. Scofield (rscofield@afes.com) wrote:
> On Thursday 20 January 2005 00:07, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > On Wednesday 19 January 2005 22:48, Josh Parsons flailed at a keyboard and
> >
> >
> >
> > Meanwhile, I see you're at the Philosophy department.  Spiffy.  I got my BA
> > in philosophy from UCD in 1992.  Is Dr. Mattey still around?
> 
> Not only is Dr. Mattey still around, but Dr. Mattey is running Linux.  And not 
> only is Dr. Matttey running Linux for himself, he installed it on a student 
> machine when I was there.
> 
> Linux saved me when I wrote my dissertation.  My dissertation was typed in 
> Word Perfect 5.1 for DOS.  I was at U.C.D. for so long  that I had to deal 
> with both U.C.D. and the Philosophy Dept. phasing out support for 5.1.  So I 
> couldn't print on campus anymore.  So I tried Word Perfect 8 for Windows.  
> But Word Perfect didn't have the same pages numbers on the screen as it did 
> for the hard copies it printed out.   So it was very difficult to correct 
> typos in a long document.  For example if you wanted to correct something on 
> p. 98 of the printed copy, it was very difficult to find it on the screen.  
> Word Perfect 8 for Linux, on the other hand, retained WYSIWYG for 5.1 for 
> DOS.  I don't know how I could have finished a 300 page dissertation without 
> Linux.

Heh...

I've got WP5.1 running in DOSEMU on GNU/Linux, which it does like a
champ, either at console or under X.

...not that I use it (having once egrained the damned thing in my
finger-memory...).


Peace.

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Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
    temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
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