Old software remembered affectionately

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  1. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    Amipro was better than Word for a long time.
     
  2. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Another in a long line of software to prove that being the best at something through honest to goodness merit means nothing if your competitor can artificially control the market.

    The meritocracy that never was.
     
  3. KDog

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    I'm not sure why, but for some reason I used PC-DOS instead of MS-DOS (I'm pretty sure they were exactly the same in later versions).
     
  4. GumbyNoTalent

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    PC-DOS IBM branded MS-DOS (according to wikipedia IBM took over after 6.1)
    MS-DOS Microsloth
    DR-DOS Digital Research
    Concurrent-DOS a derivative of CP/M

    Sanyo had a license and produced their own DOS.

    These are the ones I remember.
     
  5. vladtepes

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    Just saw this thread title, Xtree Gold came IMMEDIATELY to mind, came in to post it and you've beaten me by a month !
     
  6. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    All you XTreeGold babies. I remember when XTree (no "Pro", no "Gold") first appeared years earlier. What a time saver.
     
  7. vladtepes

    vladtepes Member

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    Me too Elvis, me too.
     
  8. freaky_beeky

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    Power Menu holds a special place in my heart.
    Gem as well, but to a much lesser extent.

    I wish someone had have exposed me to a *nix variant at that age, so I went from dos -> *nix rather than dos to Windows for Workgroups :sick:
     
  9. bcann

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    xtree gold
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    UMB, EMS, XMS :)

    ahhh the good old days.
     
  10. Sphinx2000

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    Your PC is now stoned!
     
  11. cam99

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    COMPAQ Dos

    OS2 1.X on 28 FDD

    MS Word 6

    Being able to load XP on 2 partitions at once.
    One for games
    Other for office
     
  12. NSanity

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    mmmm hmmm.

    I miss OS/2 Warp. They did Windows better than Windows.
     
  13. MikHail

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    pkzip.exe and pkunzip.exe
     
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  14. NSanity

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    arj and lharc plz
     
  15. Zee

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    BWAHAHAHAHA! Oh yes, I do remember that fondly!

    Z...
     
  16. Nitephyre

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    Uh huh... so fun :D

    Good ol' MOD trackers were fun to arse about in.
     
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    Pepito

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    DESQview and QEMM

    Allowed me to run a BBS in the background on my work computer :)

    ==
     
  18. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    arj wiped the floor with zip. Better compression, better features. The usual story of one format winning out over another because of mind share rather than actual technical merit.

    I still arse about with these today. :)
     
  19. Lou

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    DOS Talking Parrot
    The old talking parrot demo for the Sound Blaster 16 pro software

    My only friend Dr. Sbaitso

    Remember when 'Folders' were only known as 'Directories'

    chkdsk c: /f

    ICQ

    IRC/mIRC (EFnet)

    Apologies, I'm drifting now...
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    Motocross Madness

    Although not software
    Sound Blaster 1.0
    8-bit ISA
    11-voice FM synthesizer FTW


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  20. jpw007

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    MYOB are so bad. It's like Sol6 being the most archaic looking software and the financial reporting module being the moust counter-intuitive software i ever used!

    They just buy software and then slap their logo on it, and don't even bother trying to get them to communicate with each other :lol:

    The amount of effort they put in is reflected in your picture Pepito :Paranoid:
     

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