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 Software generally ages badly, falling into a state of looking grossly out of date, lacking new functionality that we've come to depend upon as well as compatibility problems.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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by ml2mst on Wed 24th Jun 2009 12:42 UTC
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- WordPerfect 5.1 NL (DOSemu Linux);
- dBASE IV (DOSemu Linux);
- Windows 98SE (native);
- DOOM (all versions Windows 98SE DOS-mode);
- Redneck Rampage series (Win98SE DOS-mode);
- Xara Webstyle 2 (Windows 98SE);
- Xara 3D3 (Windows 98SE)
- ModplugTracker (Windows XP SP3 VirtualBox 2 Linux);
- Demomaker (UAE Linux);
- many Amiga games (UAE Linux);
- many MSX games (fMSX-DOS DOSemu Linux);
- EleBBS (RemoteAcces 2.x clone) Linux;
- Ken's Labyrinth (Linux);
- System 7.5 (Basilisk II Linux).

No problems. Tried Xara Webstyle2 and 3D3 under Wine but for some odd reason this doesn't work too well.

Fortunately I still had an old piece of junk (Cyrix MII CPU, 300 Mhz, 64 MiB EDO-RAM) on which I installed a dualboot Debian Lenny and Win98SE. The Xara stuff runs well on that one ;-)

Edited 2009-06-24 12:56 UTC

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