For Bloggers who lament the EOL of Windows Live Writer

For those Bloggers like myself who used and loved the Windows Live Writer (latest version was I believe v16.4.3528.0331), it was truly the single greatest piece of code I had on my laptop at the time.   I was blogging across three or four active sites at the time, and life was generally good.   But then Windows Live Writer’s EOL happened: the End of Life back in August of 2012 when Microsoft decided it didn’t want to continue to support the product.   I seem to recall talk of folding the dev crew into Window team.   Regardless, it was a critical hit in my ability to Blog efficiently.  Of course, I kept using the 2012 version, but there were times when I needed to re-install it, and lost the location of my previous download, or on those occasions in 2016 when it didn’t work very well with Win10.

Enter the solution: Open Live Writer.  Per their website at “Open Live Writer is an open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts. It is based on a fork of the well-loved but not actively developed Windows Live Writer code. Open Live Writer is provided under a MIT license.”

So it seems as if enough folks complained far more vocally that I ever did, and got Microsoft to allow the source code to turn to open source.  So, if you’re a blogger and miss using Windows Live Writer, head on over and grab yourself a copy!

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