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Meaning of TEXT-BASED

 
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Working under a non-window-based operating system (e.g. ms-dos) as opposed to a graphical user interface (e.g. microsoft windows).

An MS-DOS text-based program uses a screen with a fixed array of 80x25 or 80x40 characters. Examples are wordperfect before version 5.1 and microsoft word.

 

 

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