Apps we have known
Some people like to look back and see which movies, songs or TV shows were popular in a given year. Here's a peek at some nostalgia-inducing software.
An ad from computer reseller PC Connection in the Sept. 26, 1988, issue of GCN reported the company's 10 hottest-selling software products during a four-week period ending Sept. 3.
Microsoft Flight Simulator's position at the top of the chart might be a surprise, but it was a popular program and didn't have apps like Google Earth for competition. And it's still around: Flight Simulator X, released last year, is the current version. The list:
- Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.0
- WordPerfect 5.0
- Lotus 1-2-3 2.01
- Peter Norton Commander 2.0
- Microsoft Quick C 1.01
- Peter Norton Advanced Utilities
- Fifth Generation Fastback Plus 1.01
- Intuit Quicken 2.0
- Nolo Press WillMaker 3.0
- Dac Software Easy Accounting 3.0