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What old software do you still use?

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  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I found an article on OSNews that ask the question and I figured I would here on CowboysZone.

    What old software do you still use?

    I used to use several old software apps, but over the last four years I've phased all of them out. I was using PKZip command line compression utility (In windows) up until probably 2005. Only after that did I switch to things like Winzip or other compression programs. Today I used the freeware 7zip. It's free and it supports many compression types.

    Please don't tell me anyone here still uses Lotus 1-2-3! :laugh2: (though my last company in Dallas had one person that still did when I left there in 2005.
  2. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Im on windows 95 as we speak.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I knew someone that works for the state that called the help desk a couple years back to get his username and password. Then he went on a rant of having to upgrade to windows XP. I said, oh were you used to win2000, he said no he had used windows 3.1 all these years until they made him switch to XP. :laugh2: And this was just about 2 years ago.


    Now at my work we use a program called Power Term for a data capture and retrieve as an emulation program on winxp to work on our unix/unisys server.

    However the emulation program we used was designed for win95 and even when installing on XP or if we reboot our puters we get error messages but the program still works.
  4. kmp77

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    I still use XP, Adobe CS3, old version of ACDSEE (image viewer), 3DS Max 8 (2010 gui SUCKS), and an older version of winamp. Some newer updates to software I like gets too bloated. I refuse to "upgrade" to bloated software.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    You know, you could probably upgrade to April System's Anita terminal. I'm betting it's far more powerful that PowerTerm. :laugh2:
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    DOS 6.22 is da bomb :laugh2:
  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    dosshell.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I said old software. Not that newflangled command line stuff from Microsoft. :p:
  9. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    nonono - that's powershell. : )
  10. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Let's just say I'm the last active user of Prodigy.
  11. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    turn out the lights when you're done. : )
  12. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yeah, I'm the last Compuserve user. ;) :p:
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    We don't need an upgrade.

    What we have serves what we need as it is only for occasional jobs and trust mewhen I tell you it would be more aggravating trying to show people how to use something different (even if it is the same)... some just don't do change well.
  14. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Upgrade. :D
  15. DCgirl13

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    He said OLD. We just upgraded to CS3 at work a few months back. It runs like poop on the old Power PC G5 Macs because it's meant for Intel.

    Now I'm not a Windows user or anything, but I wouldn't call XP old either. Lots of people still use it.
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Upgrade to OS/2. It will run like a champ. :)
  17. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    It is a couple years old :rolleyes: CS4 is out you know :D
  18. Jon88

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    I still use Windows Vista.
  19. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Bah CS4. I just use Vi. If it's text it works great. Otherwise I just write in binary.

    Who can convert the following binary into text and tell me what it says? :)
    Code:
    010000100110010100100000011100110111010101110010011001
    010010000001110100011011110010000001100100011100100110
    100101101110011010110010000001111001011011110111010101
    110010001000000100111101110110011000010110110001110100
    01101001011011100110010100101110
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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