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 Software generally ages badly, falling into a state of looking grossly out of date, lacking new functionality that we've come to depend upon as well as compatibility problems.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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Nice topic Kroc!

I have moved on regarding a lot of old software that doesn't have a compatible version for today's modern operating systems.

On the Mac, I remember using Corel WordPerfect for a long time, Eudora Lite was a regular too at University... Claris software was also pretty solid and straightforward. I recall ClarisWorks (later AppleWorks), Claris Em@iler, HyperCard... good old times.

On Windows, I remember holding on to some old versions of ACDSee, Nero and Paintshop Pro 7, as later versions just added a lot of unnecessary (at least to me) fat and complexity. DVD Shrink was also very useful for a long, long time.

Nowadays the only old software that I still run (occasionally) are two Windows games via Parallels (with an nLited XP). I still enjoy playing C&C Red Alert 2 (Yuri's) in Skirmish mode and still hold on to Football Manager 2005 (have a saved game on the 20th season or something). They run fine, it's a shame I have less and less time to play anything more than a casual game on the iPhone or the Nintendo DS...

Edited 2009-06-22 14:31 UTC

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