Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Dec 2006 16:56 UTC, submitted by Governa
OSNews, Generic OSes eWeek's Peter Coffee has compiled his idea of the 25 killer applications of all time. "Microsoft's Vista has widely inspired the 'Why do I need that?' question, which past 'killer applications' have answered in different ways for different platforms during three decades of personal computing."
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Games!!
by griffinme on Sat 16th Dec 2006 23:17 UTC
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Nothing has cemented Windows on home PC's like games. I agree with others that mentioned Doom. Not only was it a killer app that drove home PC sales it also changed PC's to have a 3D card. Not many things on the list can say that.

I also say the Office versions from the late 90's. It was easy to take home from the office and put on the home machine. It is the reason 95% of all documents are in Word format. MS can cry all they want about piracy, it was still part of what built their empire. As they make it harder to pirate you can expect to see people looking for a cheaper solution.

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