I love Windows 11 but I love Notepad

There has been since the beginning, Windows Notepad, a small text editor intended to help demonstrate the mouse-friendly capabilities of Microsoft’s first graphical user interface (or GUI).

Early uses, especially with the introduction of Windows 3.1, and later, the globally dominant Windows 95, included editing system files such as AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS. Doing this in Notepad meant you could edit the system and startup boot files without accidentally introducing any additional code. Editing them in Word, for example, could add a hidden format, thus corrupting files and making it impossible to start your Windows computer.

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