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7094 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 May 2013 at 11:29 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-15 11:21:16 AM  
10 votes:

namatad: Wordperfect

I still want reveal codes dammit
2013-05-15 01:02:36 PM  
2 votes:

gopher321: Fark Lotus and Microsoft.

Open Office ftw.

Fark Oracle.

Libre Office ftw.
2013-05-15 11:43:59 AM  
2 votes:

jayhawk88: But Notes lives on. Christ, nuclear war won't destroy Notes. It'll just be cockroaches and some dude in a basement office trying to figure out how to forward a meeting request.

I hate Lotus Notes with a passion unrivaled by any other software package in my life.
2013-05-15 11:15:13 AM  
2 votes:
Lotus, Wordperfect and Harvard Graphics (you could add dBase later I guess too)

Good thing that they combined forces into one package to confront the MSOffice threat.
Wait, WHAT? They didnt? They each came up with their own crap substitutes rather than working together?
What kind of cretins would make that kind of a business decision?


/Imagine how different the world would be if those companies could have changed their business models to at least confront the MS monster?
2013-05-15 12:17:50 PM  
1 vote:
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You know it's obsolete when they have a company president only making $150,000/yr
2013-05-15 12:07:26 PM  
1 vote:

Myria: SuperChuck: Huh. I guess DOS is finally done.

Fry'd Electronics still use some kind of DOS text mode point of sale and inventory tracking software.  They even run it on XP in a DOS box,  it's sad, really.

That might actually be a terminal emulator with the actual system running on a mainframe or Unix system. There are a lot of legacy systems like that, and replacing them with something new can be ridiculously expensive.

The funny thing is, with web-based "software as a service" we are returning to that model, just with a web browser instead of a terminal. The circle of software keeps turning...
2013-05-15 11:59:08 AM  
1 vote:
Shft + F7

A number of huge law firms in DC dropped a ton of money putting all their standard documents into WP v5.1. They didn't migrate to Word until the late 2000s.
2013-05-15 11:53:43 AM  
1 vote:
Please kill Lotus Notes, too.
2013-05-15 11:47:19 AM  
1 vote:

make me some tea: nekom: I don't think I've ever used a Lotus product in my life, and I'm fairly old school.

Same here.

You can't be that old school if you never used it, because it was pretty much the only spreadsheet program around for a while. (If you're really old school, you used VisiCalc instead, but Lotus had eaten its lunch by the early '80s.) I remember playing around with it on an Apple II in my junior high computer club.
2013-05-15 11:33:58 AM  
1 vote:

xanadian: Lotus 1-2-3 still exists?  Er, existed?

/what an abomination of a software suite

1-2-3 isn't/wasn't a "Suite"... it was just a spreadsheet program
2013-05-15 11:25:29 AM  
1 vote:
Fark Lotus and Microsoft.

Open Office ftw.
2013-05-15 10:02:55 AM  
1 vote:
Lotus 123 is the Abe Vigoda of software. I just assumed it was dead a decade ago.
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