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dllavaneras
Dec 16, 2006, 01:47 PM
Hehe, I've only used like 5 of those...

mkrishnan
Dec 16, 2006, 01:58 PM
You've probably been influenced indirectly by a lot more of them...although it is a kind of strange list... like some OSes, some apps, some this, some that.

Whatever app popularized electronic slideshow presentations la PowerPoint deserves particular note. Deltagraph probably does also. A few others come to mind, such as Video Toaster and DPaint on Amiga.

bousozoku
Dec 16, 2006, 04:57 PM
I've used about 20 of them, sometimes at version 1.0 or 2.0. That's scary.

Odd that Mac OS is not on the list but Mac OS X is. However, it is a personal list.

FF_productions
Dec 16, 2006, 05:04 PM
I don't see Windows Xp on that list :D

MacBoobsPro
Dec 16, 2006, 05:05 PM
I don't see Windows Xp on that list :D

Because its more of a 'crapp'.

mac-convert
Dec 16, 2006, 05:11 PM
It surprises me that the Apache Web Server is not mentioned anywhere in the list. Sure, it's not one that you start and use directly, but without it???

Graeme A
Dec 16, 2006, 05:12 PM
I have used 19 of that list...

dBase II and WordStar were big in my day job back in the mid-80's. I loves me some vintage stuff... makes me appreciate what we have today!

balamw
Dec 16, 2006, 05:20 PM
21/25 for me. :eek: My inner geek is showing.

I think MacOS isn't on there because at the time it was reallly all about MacWrite/MacPaint. I remember palying with a FatMac back ~1984 and spending all my time in those two apps.

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mkrishnan
Dec 16, 2006, 06:40 PM
It surprises me that the Apache Web Server is not mentioned anywhere in the list. Sure, it's not one that you start and use directly, but without it???

Well, there isn't a lot of enterprise-class stuff in there. I think it's very important, though...for historical / sociological reasons as well. In a lot of ways, Apache invaded a market dominated by commercial products (e.g. IIS) and took it over. There are very few success stories in the OSS movement like Apache.

dejo
Dec 16, 2006, 08:07 PM
Neither his "1990: Windows 3.0" nor his "2001: Mac OS X" are apps. They are operating systems.

mac-convert
Dec 16, 2006, 08:21 PM
Neither his "1990: Windows 3.0" nor his "2001: Mac OS X" are apps. They are operating systems.

One of them is an operating system - the other is a uh, well, a, hmm.... :confused:

EDIT: I remember now!!! It was an app running in DOS!

backspinner
Dec 18, 2006, 07:15 AM
16 out of 25 for me, altough "working" with Windows 3.0 is a bit of a stretch of course :)

bousozoku
Dec 18, 2006, 12:54 PM
One of them is an operating system - the other is a uh, well, a, hmm.... :confused:

EDIT: I remember now!!! It was an app running in DOS!

It was labeled an operating environment. :)

There were quite a few way back when, even a couple that were text only, such as TopView from IBM, or GEM from Digital Research, which was close enough to a Macintosh that Apple filed suit.

iMeowbot
Dec 18, 2006, 01:26 PM
It surprises me that the Apache Web Server is not mentioned anywhere in the list. Sure, it's not one that you start and use directly, but without it???
Meh, Apache isn't really a particularly original or unique chunk of software. Those are also qualities that have helped to make it successful, but the world wouldn't really be different today without it.