Peter Coffee's 25 Killer Apps of All Time

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    Hehe, I've only used like 5 of those...
     
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    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 à la PowerPoint deserves particular note. Deltagraph probably does also. A few others come to mind, such as Video Toaster and DPaint on Amiga.
     
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    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.
     
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    I don't see Windows Xp on that list :D
     
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    Because its more of a 'crapp'.
     
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    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???
     
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    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!
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    Neither his "1990: Windows 3.0" nor his "2001: Mac OS X" are apps. They are operating systems.
     
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    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!
     
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    16 out of 25 for me, altough "working" with Windows 3.0 is a bit of a stretch of course :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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