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[5]: Comment by judgen
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by judgen"
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It's all in the manual, but the problem is nothing comes with a manual anymore.

I have the IBM DOS manual here and you could kill a person if you hit him on the head with it. Now DOS is simple 'n' easy (not including CONFIG.SYS voodoo of course). So how come it has a rather large book while an advanced operating system like OS X or Windows comes with nothing?

You can find many hints 'n' clever tricks regarding a whole range of hard- and software products. So developers are building them in, but they are announced nowhere.

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