Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 12:16 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Software moves on at a break-neck pace these days--version numbers clock up ever quicker as vendors try to market their apps as the latest and greatest. Software generally ages badly, falling into a state of looking grossly out of date, lacking new functionality that we've come to depend upon as well as compatibility problems. Dear OSNews readers, what old software (5+ years) do you still use, why, and what problems do you come across in sticking with it? Read More for my own contribution to the list
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Delphi, Photoshop 7
by arbour42 on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 13:45 UTC
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It's great to see people here still using Delphi. I'm still using Delphi 6, and am maintaining apps I made back in '02, which run just fine.

It's amazingly sad, but nothing this decade comes close to the 15 year-old Delphi data-aware control framework. Nothing from .NET, or Java, or Flex or Javascript. Only MS Access comes close. I'm thinking of replicating the data part of the VCL in WPF 4 / Silverlight, but am only at the outlining stages.

I also just used Photoshop 7 for some graphics on a web site I just built. Is that old enough? It does everything I need.

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