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 Software generally ages badly, falling into a state of looking grossly out of date, lacking new functionality that we've come to depend upon as well as compatibility problems.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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NEdit 5.5 (2004)_
by cjcoats on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 16:08 UTC
cjcoats
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2006-04-16

(a) Cross platform -- none of the other ones run on Linux, AIX, Solaris, HPux, and even the occasional
IRIX machines I have to use;
(b) Faster than the Gnome and KDE programming editors,
especially for large files;
(c) Better programming-language support for languages
used in HPCC and environmental modeling;
(d) My fingers are already trained for it :-)

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