Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 22:06 UTC
Features, Office "The first killer app was VisiCalc. This early spreadsheet turned the Apple II from a hobbyist toy to a business computer. VisiCalc came with room for improvement, though. In addition, a new architecture and operating system, the Intel-based IBM PC and MS-DOS, also needed a spreadsheet to be taken seriously. That spreadsheet, released in early 1983, would be Lotus 1-2-3, and it would change the world. It became the PC's killer app, and the world would never be the same. On May 14, IBM quietly announced the end of the road for 1-2-3, along with Lotus Organizer and the Lotus SmartSuite office suite. Lotus 1-2-3's day is done." Impressive 30 year run.
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RE[2]: Comment by judgen
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 22nd May 2013 11:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by judgen"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Well, MSDOS would definitly have some hardware compatibility issues. Freedos would be your best bet. I agree many companies might get a productivity boost from using it, from employees that have straight forward job responsibilities that don't require or benefit from multitasking. I've know quite a few companies that take windows and apply a crap load of group policies to allow it to only run a legacy dos program. It kind of seemed like a waste to me...

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