Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Apr 2013 23:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "While much of the tech world views a two-year-old smartphone as hopelessly obsolete, large swaths of our transportation and military infrastructure, some modern businesses, and even a few computer programmers rely daily on technology that hasn't been updated for decades." Back when I still worked at a hardware and plumbing store - up until about 4-5 years ago - we used MS-DOS cash registers. They are still in use today. If it works, it works.
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by MYOB on Thu 18th Apr 2013 22:01 UTC
MYOB
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2005-06-29

One of my employer's competitors in a specific sector of medical IT still sells an early 1980s PMR written in Omnis. People seem to love it but often have to move off it due to its static feature set, or the fact it lost its accreditation a few years ago...

Its not uncommon for me to stumble on a system running this on a upgraded-to-95 machine still, probably once or twice a year.

Best - or worst in another way - I had was some form of IBM 386 that was struggling to run 95 and had no removable storage of any description. Luckily it had 10Base-T as well as coax on the network card because I don't think I was going to find a USB->whatever proprietary or otherwise ancient disk interface it was using adapter easily.

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