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Dogz and Catz :-)
Lotus Smartsuite 97 (especially Freehand)
Oh, and does anyone remember the '101 Dalmations' print studio that shipped with HP Inkjet printers?
Norton Commander - yes, i know about win commander and midnight commander :-)
Corel Draw - yes, i know that it's probably still around, but everybody+dog seems to be using adobe products in stead.
...oh, and i kinda liked win3.1 as well. Still have an old puter running that ;)
..otoh: One thing that i definitely don't miss is "The Office Clip"
UCSD Pascal for Apple ][ - the first time I learned programming
Borland Pascal 7 - the last time I did real programming.
NetObjects Authoring Server - the first collaborative web development tool available to a broad public. Never developed to the Finish, betrayed and sold out by its management, botched by the new owner, finally ungracefully dumped. Would it have been allowed more development ressources and more dedication - the CMS industry would look different today!
Gruds in Space - the very first (and only one so far) adventure game I played to the end. Static images and lots of (English) text accounted for numerous nights in front of my Commodore 64, in a century far, far away from here...
vi - since I was the only one in my group who managed to use it back in '89 :-)
Corel Draw - I second that. Been with it since version 2 or 3, and it still is OK for "Quickies". However they never seemed to get it right. The first thing I try with every new version is to re-import an EPS exported by Corel itself. Doesn't barely ever work - since the very first reasons. I was able to hire two graphic professionals, so I barely do any 2D-graphic work myself anymore. They always give me a hard-time when one of my old Corel files needs to be updated or when I scribble a quick idea in Corel and let them do the finalization in their Quark and Adobe programs. However, when I worked with Quark the first time I missed my Corel dearly! I have never seen such a buggy, inuseable software like Quark...
Quattro Pro for OS/2 (and anything else for OS/2)
nuPop for DOS (my first POP e-mail client)
[edited by: choster at 4:11 pm (utc) on Dec. 21, 2004]
Quattro Pro - oh my, I almost forgot about that one! It was GREAT, it was simple, it was intuitive. And it had GRAPHICS! Yes, graphics! From the DOS-Screen (I still think that a text based screen is perfect for word processing, spreadsheets and programming) you could switch to a graphic screen (which took SECONDS to initialize) to look at pie charts. PIE-CHARTS!
I worked as a freelance journalist back then, and I traveled 3 hours by train to get the new release from Borland's press agent. The best thing Borland ever did was handing me this free copy (and the subsequent free copies of all their compilers) because for sure I was an Evangelist in their name.
*sigh* Quattro Pro....