Tagged: software

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Starting Up Windows 95

Before 1995, operating systems were not something the average person thought about. Sure there were hardcore geeks out there debating the merits of Windows vs OS/2, but this had not yet permeated mainstream culture....

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The Not So Lazy “Lazy Game Reviews”

Lately I’ve been watching a YouTube channel called Lazy Game Reviews (LGR). This has quickly become my favorite channel on YouTube, with a good mix of information, humor, and unique content. Not Always Lazy...

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The First Browser War

The World Wide Web really started to take off in the mid-1990s. If you wanted to use it, you needed a web browser. Early Internet users could make do with simple text-based terminal software,...

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Early Versions of Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows has been around for 30 years, and it’s still the dominant operating system for desktop PCs. Ever since the release of Windows 95, this venerable OS has dominated the desktop market, (especially...

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AOL and Other Online Services

In my early days of computing, I logged on to Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) to download files and participate in forum discussions. The BBSes I logged into were free, but they were hard to...

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The Age of Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes)

The Internet has existed since 1969, but it was only in the mid-to-late-1990s that it became commonplace in the home. Before that, computer users communicated via more low-tech methods. Many people of the era...

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The Computer Chronicles

Regular readers of this site will know that I’m big into tech history. I was fascinated by computers as a child and a teenager, and I spend a lot of time writing about vintage...

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NextStep: The Granddaddy of iOS

If you use any modern Apple product, you’re using a computer operating system invented in the late 1980s. Here’s the story of Steve Jobs’ NeXTSTEP operating system, and how a piece of software once...

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PowerPoint Sucks

PowerPoint sucks. I can’t be the only one who thinks so. PowerPoint presentations are unpleasant to make and unpleasant to sit through. But what saddens me most is that it doesn’t have to be...