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]: Lotus
by zima on Wed 22nd May 2013 08:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Lotus"
zima
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2005-07-06

The even sadder thing is now that I think about, I have a hard time naming a single piece of software today that is light, fast and elegant

Is foobar2000 or Miranda IM or Opera close enough? :p

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RE[3]: Lotus
by darknexus on Wed 22nd May 2013 11:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Lotus"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

"The even sadder thing is now that I think about, I have a hard time naming a single piece of software today that is light, fast and elegant

Is foobar2000 or Miranda IM or Opera close enough? :p
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Foobar2000 is. Miranda is light, but is definitely not elegant nor simple especially when configuring it for the first time.

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RE[4]: Lotus
by zima on Fri 24th May 2013 19:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Lotus"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd say that depends, if you leave Miranda mostly on default values it's fine. But you're probably right :p

That said, this reminded me of another IM client which definitely fits "light, fast and elegant" - Google Talk, the original win32 client. Sadly it's unmaintained for a long time, and now apparently even deprecated.

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