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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Still sold?
by bentoo on Tue 21st May 2013 23:01 UTC
bentoo
Member since:
2012-09-21

Am I the only one that is surprised it's even for sale still? At $352.00 I can assume they haven't been exactly flying off the shelf.

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/123

My experience: Quattro Pro was better in DOS, Excel better in Windows.

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RE: Still sold?
by Delgarde on Wed 22nd May 2013 00:33 in reply to "Still sold?"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Am I the only one that is surprised it's even for sale still? At $352.00 I can assume they haven't been exactly flying off the shelf.


Nope... I'd assumed they were dead at least decade ago... this is the first time I've head them mentioned in a long time.

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RE: Still sold?
by phoenix on Thu 23rd May 2013 19:30 in reply to "Still sold?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Lotus Word Pro 96 was a much nicer word processor than MS Word 2-10 ever was (IMO, Word 2003 was when it finally became usable). LWP didn't survive the transition from Win3.x to Win9x, though.

However, WordPerfect has them all beat, especially when it comes to file format compatibility (you can open WordPerfect 14 documents in WordPerfect 7 without issues).

Never used 1-2-3, but my mom swore by it, especially in the DOS days. WP and 1-2-3 were all she needed for running the offices she worked in. She still uses WP, but has switched to Quattro Pro since it comes with the WP suite.

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