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Software of the Past RIP 1 month 3 days ago #3110030

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Do you recall some of the software that you use to have on your computers back in the days of Windows 95, 98 &98SE, XP, Millennium, Vista?

Some I remember were: WinZip, and later I used Un Zip Me, for extracting files, Spybot Search and Destroy (probably the worst anti-spyware program that I ever had), Spy Subtract, Spy Sweeper, Counterspy, Win Patrol, Spyware Blaster, Zone Alarm Firewall.

Spy Sweeper, and Counterspy, were turned into malware programs that included an antivirus. Spy Sweeper is still around, but Counter Spy (made by Sunbelt Software, then bought by GFI), was stopped when the company made Vipre anti-malware (virus & spyware detection).

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Software of the Past RIP 1 month 3 days ago #3110050

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Started using Lotus in the old pre-WYSIWYG days. And wasn't Word Perfect the hot ticket for memos etc?

Had to take FORTRAN and COBOL in college, but never used them on the job

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Software of the Past RIP 1 month 2 days ago #3110502

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Been in IT for 20+ years now. Word Perfect, enable, dial up modems and their software, and of course, Weather Bug! Not to mention all the OS's (OS2 included and various forms of linux). Every time I install a new video driver on a new laptop that's 375 meg, it reminds me of Window 95 only being 50 meg total. ACK!

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Software of the Past RIP 2 weeks 3 days ago #3122231

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My first Windows was Windows 3, which came on (I think) 3 or maybe 4 floppy disks. I thought Windows 3.1 was an awesome upgrade and (again, I think) that upgrade was 1, maybe 2 floppy disks.

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