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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 Software generally ages badly, falling into a state of looking grossly out of date, lacking new functionality that we've come to depend upon as well as compatibility problems.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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More then I probably should
by neozeed on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:50 UTC
neozeed
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2006-03-03

I paid a small fortune for WORD 2.0 back in the day, and yeah I still use it. Screw all the 'progress' Word 2 is what most people use as far as core functionality.

Oh and as I mentioned somewhere else, QuickC for windows. The debugger doesn't work right but it's got great C documentation, and is great for me to bang out small stuff, test blocks of code etc.. And it's on 4 floppies!

I also still run my NeXT cube with nextstep, but I mostly use it to IRC, and testing crap for endianess & whatnot. Oh sure there is faster stuff, but if it runs "ok" on a 25Mhz 68040 it can't be that bad.

And for 'fun' I do run 4.3 BSD on SIMH's VAX 11/780 emulator...

I also LOVE Watcom 10 & 11's stack unwinding, to watch things crash out... Not to mention for building MS-DOS & Win32s exe's that'll run on dammed near everything.

Heck even Windows 7 will still run Win32s bound exe's, just no MS-DOS stuff without something like VirtualPC/DOSBox.

I've just got to figure out why the old Exchange 4 MS-DOS client won't talk to the Exchange 2003 server.. It was faster then any windows client, and ran great in a VM...

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