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.

GCN 25th anniversary logoAn 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:

  1. Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.0
  2. WordPerfect 5.0
  3. Lotus 1-2-3 2.01
  4. Peter Norton Commander 2.0
  5. Microsoft Quick C 1.01
  6. Peter Norton Advanced Utilities
  7. Fifth Generation Fastback Plus 1.01
  8. Intuit Quicken 2.0
  9. Nolo Press WillMaker 3.0
  10. Dac Software Easy Accounting 3.0

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