Remember WORDPERFECT? - Where Are They Now


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  • Stephen Clark
    Stephen Clark  3 hours back

    No mention of Lotus

    • joshua richards
      joshua richards  7 hours back

      5:44 I guess the proprietary OS in a Magnavox VideoWriter would count as obscure? I Still use it to make labels and write letters, rofl. Damn thing was made in 1985!

      • Benjamin Vincent
        Benjamin Vincent  7 hours back

        This Canuck is the only str8 guy I know of who is as cute as a gay guy !!! 🥰

        • Charles Balliet
          Charles Balliet  9 hours back

          Mavis Baecon word processing

          • Charles Balliet
            Charles Balliet  9 hours back

            open office all the way baby

            • Gears Of Woe
              Gears Of Woe  10 hours back


              • Frank A
                Frank A  12 hours back

                dBase? Actually, I just now looked it up and it's still being sold and supported. VisiCalc?

                • Tony Pressley
                  Tony Pressley  12 hours back

                  At work today, I was throwing some old office junk including an unopened copies of Windows 3.1 and WordPerfect for DOS. Then one hour later, this video jumps to YouTube front page to BLOW MY MIND!

                  • Michael Sanders
                    Michael Sanders  13 hours back

                    Dude clarisworks was the shiz. Plus it could open and save most formats.

                    • Mehdi Hasham
                      Mehdi Hasham  14 hours back

                      I'm surprised you didn't mention Lotus Smart Suite that came bundled with IBM PCs. I remember my first PC in 1998 or wasn't '99 was an IBM and using that software for school work. I was 12 0r 13 at the time. I still have that PC, makes me want to plug it and see if it works now.

                      • Richard Freeman
                        Richard Freeman  15 hours back

                        The Samba manual was the longest of them all.

                        • Aaron Zimmerman
                          Aaron Zimmerman  16 hours back

                          I still use WordPerfect, as due many lawyers. Word Perfect formatting is far better than MS Word.

                          • Christopher Junkins
                            Christopher Junkins  17 hours back

                            Ah you got me again Linus! I actually thought we weren't getting the sponser outro LOL you cheeky b... baaaa... baiter :P . (you gotta get paid, yes I know :) )

                            • John Southern
                              John Southern  18 hours back

                              No Commodore Amiga love? Wordworth was the best and Excellence was my first WP that was WYSIWYG back in 1987 "Notable word processing programs for Amiga included the then-industry standard WordPerfect up to version 4.1, Shakespeare, Excellence, Maxon Word, Final Writer, Amiga Writer, Scribble!, ProWrite, Wordworth and the little Personal Write by Cloanto."

                              • typograf62
                                typograf62  18 hours back

                                Borlands Sprint. A "look like them all-program". But for a computer word processor the most likeable I've ever worked on. I guess that weird command sequences work well for me. WordPerfect was quite popular in Denmark - and gained some bad reputation for a spelling mistake in the Danish dictionary. I used StarOffice for some time, now I'm hooked on LibreOffice. Everytime I use Word (at work) I love LibreOffice even more.

                                • Neil Sullivan
                                  Neil Sullivan  18 hours back

                                  PFS Write

                                  • MrTibbs90
                                    MrTibbs90  19 hours back

                                    Also, I also used to GEOS on my Commodore 64 in the late 80's. GeoWrite was great for writing reports on a Commodore Computers.

                                    • MrTibbs90
                                      MrTibbs90  19 hours back

                                      I also learned to use Wordstar on an old Kaypro CPM. Also, Novell was behind alot of the Word Perfect Office development.

                                      • Lower West Side Studio
                                        Lower West Side Studio  20 hours back

                                        Wow, these bring back memories. Great video . Thanks for sharing.
                                        You did, however, leave out Ashton Tate's Multimate : )

                                        • Techy John
                                          Techy John  20 hours back

                                          On the Amiga it was Wordsmith. So ahead of the others and now no more. (sad face)

                                          • Wheelmagister
                                            Wheelmagister  23 hours back

                                            E. N. Veselov's/MicroInform/ArsenaL Lexicon word processor was the best for real use in late and post-USSR...

                                            • Scribbler1382
                                              Scribbler1382  1 days back

                                              XY Write, Dbase III were big at the time, too, for me. The first Wordprocessors I used (software, at least) were Multi-Mate and PC-Write.

                                              • yancy smith
                                                yancy smith  1 days back

                                                Yet also openoffice and libre was a good alt in the 200's till nwo .. I use linux most of the time and it is already i many distros

                                                • Bob Guest
                                                  Bob Guest  1 days back

                                                  Never much cared for WordPerfect, so when it was made for Windows I looked elsewhere. I found Word (and later, MS Office) to be quite nice, but not so much with the newer versions. I mostly use OpenOffice now and have LibreOffice on my Linux machine. I have a copy of Lotus SmartSuite 97, which I have installed on my old Pentium 1 (With Windows 98). (Preserved for those times I want to escape the 21st century and play my old games on the hardware they were designed for.)

                                                  • Nate Harris
                                                    Nate Harris  1 days back

                                                    Maybe don't use that trolling message that's been linked to white nationalism? 0:48

                                                    • Nate Harris
                                                      Nate Harris  1 days back


                                                      • maverickbna
                                                        maverickbna  1 days back

                                                        No love for OpenOffice either?

                                                        • Tyler Morrison
                                                          Tyler Morrison  1 days back

                                                          Used to use OpenOffice every now and then

                                                          • FULLMETALJACKET7
                                                            FULLMETALJACKET7  1 days back

                                                            My friend had an old 286 back in the day that his dad used for Lotus123 (DOS) . The screen had an insane amount of burn-in. You could see the spreadsheet thing with the computer turned off.

                                                            • Sean C.
                                                              Sean C.  1 days back

                                                              I had to type all my papers in school on blue screen word perfect on DOS before MS word came out. Don't miss it

                                                              • Kien Hweng Tai
                                                                Kien Hweng Tai  1 days back

                                                                It's bad when you've used every single of software mention in the video

                                                                • rdcole
                                                                  rdcole  2 days back

                                                                  I use Open Office at home and MS Office work. I have used all of the SW packages mentioned in the video.

                                                                  • arjds82
                                                                    arjds82  2 days back

                                                                    No mention of LibreOffice??

                                                                    • Tim R
                                                                      Tim R  2 days back

                                                                      WordPerfect, FTW! Been using it since 5.1!

                                                                      • TheeSabin
                                                                        TheeSabin  2 days back


                                                                        • Jar-Jax Binks
                                                                          Jar-Jax Binks  2 days back


                                                                          • Susan Cook
                                                                            Susan Cook  2 days back

                                                                            Ami Pro

                                                                            • JesseArt
                                                                              JesseArt  2 days back

                                                                              What about OpenOffice or LibreOffice?

                                                                              • shunthunder Inf3xshun
                                                                                shunthunder Inf3xshun  2 days back

                                                                                Video on overclocking that typewriter requested kek

                                                                                • Robert Peña Films
                                                                                  Robert Peña Films  2 days back


                                                                                  • Dad3Sons
                                                                                    Dad3Sons  2 days back

                                                                                    How about HyperCard??

                                                                                    • James Hickman
                                                                                      James Hickman  2 days back

                                                                                      I used the original Star Office before it was open sourced to become Open Office.

                                                                                      • Controller Vrelk
                                                                                        Controller Vrelk  2 days back

                                                                                        4:43 does OS X even run on these? When these things were in use Mac OS 9 was in use.

                                                                                        • Jefferson Martin
                                                                                          Jefferson Martin  2 days back

                                                                                          Pro- cessor? LOL!

                                                                                          • Stefan Moga
                                                                                            Stefan Moga  2 days back

                                                                                            Question : is there a chance to use WordStar (minute 0.34) on windows 10? If yes... where do i download it or access it ?

                                                                                            • Robert Dodson
                                                                                              Robert Dodson  2 days back


                                                                                              • Nick K
                                                                                                Nick K  2 days back

                                                                                                There are companies out there that still use Lotus Notes 😂

                                                                                                • Nick K
                                                                                                  Nick K  2 days back

                                                                                                  Can I be a Linus Media Group hold jockey? I promise to brush up on Canadian music and humor...sorey, I mean humour.