Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by Pepito, Jul 21, 2017.
Amipro was better than Word for a long time.
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.
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).
PC-DOS IBM branded MS-DOS (according to wikipedia IBM took over after 6.1)
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.
Just saw this thread title, Xtree Gold came IMMEDIATELY to mind, came in to post it and you've beaten me by a month !
All you XTreeGold babies. I remember when XTree (no "Pro", no "Gold") first appeared years earlier. What a time saver.
Me too Elvis, me too.
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
NDD (Norton Disk Doctor, SOOOO Much better then chkdsk)
UMB, EMS, XMS
ahhh the good old days.
Your PC is now stoned!
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
I miss OS/2 Warp. They did Windows better than Windows.
pkzip.exe and pkunzip.exe
arj and lharc plz
BWAHAHAHAHA! Oh yes, I do remember that fondly!
Uh huh... so fun
Good ol' MOD trackers were fun to arse about in.
DESQview and QEMM
Allowed me to run a BBS in the background on my work computer
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.
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
Apologies, I'm drifting now...
Starship Junkyard BBS
Jill of the Jungle
DOOM (8x3.5" FD from memory)
Although not software
Sound Blaster 1.0
11-voice FM synthesizer FTW
Diamond's Stealth II S220 (Rendition Verite), as well as some other Tseng Labs, Cirrus Logic based cards. S3 Trio64. NVIDIA RIVA 128. 3Dfx Voodoo 1 & 2.
Yes, I did cart my tower and CRT monitor around to LAN parties to play games, leech files (Games, Programs and Pron), have fun spending half the day troubleshooting PC and network issues (10BASE2, COAX cable terminated with BNC connector ends and expanded by a BNC T-piece!).
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
The amount of effort they put in is reflected in your picture Pepito