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WordStar Released

Posted by Judy on Sep 15th 2021

WORDSTAR RELEASED On September 15, 1978 MicroPro released WordStar, the first word-processing program for the PC. Originally developed for the CP/M operating system, it was later released for DOS. By the mid-1980s, it was the world's best-selling word processing software.

Although the software was eclipsed in the 1990s by WordPerfect and Word for Windows, some WordStar users refused to give up their programs. One of the most famous, William F. Buckley Jr., used WordStar until his death in 2008, insisting that it be installed in each new computer he purchased, regardless of the technical difficulty involved. He has been quoted as saying, "I'm told there are better programs, but I'm also told there are better alphabets."