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They say technology advances at an exponential rate and a lot can change in a year. That’s true, of course, so how impressive is it that so many of the programs we use today have been around for multiple decades? Quite impressive, if you ask me.

Walking down Nostalgia Lane is nothing new here at MakeUseOf. This particular trip was inspired by our readers when we asked about the oldest PC software you still use today What Is the Oldest Piece of Computer Software You Still Use? [We Ask You] What Is the Oldest Piece of Computer Software You Still Use? [We Ask You] Are you using old software that is well past its prime (Y/N?) Read More . The answers blew us away and brought smiles to our faces.

So let’s take a look at the oldest surviving Windows programs that still reign in popularity today. What we find may surprise you.

Command Prompt (1981)

The average Windows user has never used the command prompt, which makes sense because we don’t really need the command prompt anymore. Almost everything can be done through a graphical interface. So why do we still have this “outdated” option?

The command prompt finds its roots in MS-DOS, a small piece of software that wasn’t even developed by Microsoft. A guy named Tim Paterson developed 86-DOS over six weeks in 1980 and sold it to Microsoft in 1981, who then renamed it to MS-DOS.

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MS-DOS would go on to revolutionize the PC industry as Microsoft licensed it to hundreds of companies and continued to build additional features on top of it.

Some x86 systems still use MS-DOS today, but modern versions of Windows have moved on to CMD.EXE, a command line interpreter 7 Common Tasks The Windows Command Prompt Makes Quick & Easy 7 Common Tasks The Windows Command Prompt Makes Quick & Easy Don't let the command prompt intimidate you. It's simpler and more useful than you expect. You might be surprised by what you can accomplish with just a few keystrokes. Read More that was first released on Windows NT in 1993. With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft will be moving onto a more advanced command line called PowerShell 6 Basic PowerShell Commands to Get More out of Windows 6 Basic PowerShell Commands to Get More out of Windows PowerShell is what you get when you give steroids to the Windows Command Prompt. It grants you control of nearly every aspect of the Windows system. We help you leap up its learning curve. Read More .

Microsoft Office (1982)

There are a lot of things that people don’t know about Microsoft Office. While Microsoft Office suite wasn’t introduced until 1990, its individual components existed as far back as 1982. Not only that, but prior to Microsoft Office there was Microsoft Works which was smaller and cheaper.

Another fact that people don’t know: we often view Microsoft Word as the primary application in the Office suite, but Microsoft Excel actually existed first. Granted, it was originally named Multiplan and didn’t get renamed to Excel until 1995, but it is what it is.

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Likewise, Microsoft Word was originally named Multi-Tool Word before it was renamed to Word for Windows in 1989.

Their biggest competitors at the time were Lotus 1-2-3 (for spreadsheets) and Corel WordPerfect (for word processing), but Microsoft stuck it out and emerged as the market winner after several years. Now Word and Excel are two of the most widely used programs in the world.

SimCity (1989)

SimCity may not be the oldest game around — not by a long shot — but it has certainly proved to be one of the most robust titles of the past couple of decades. After all, it debuted in 1989, yet continues to produce sequels with the latest SimCity being released in 2013 SimCity 2013 - The Tale Of a Terrible Launch & a Terrific Game [MUO Gaming] SimCity 2013 - The Tale Of a Terrible Launch & a Terrific Game [MUO Gaming] SimCity was one of the first PC games I ever played when it was first released in 1989 - I was just 7 at the time. You'll understand then why this game holds a particularly... Read More .

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The original game earned its reputation for being a complex game like no other before it. As city mayor, your goal was to work within budgetary limitations while expanding a city to be as profitable and livable as possible. In a lot of ways, SimCity pioneered the entire “simulation” gaming genre.

Today, the gameplay has become so popular that SimCity clones The 3 Best Modern Alternatives To SimCity The 3 Best Modern Alternatives To SimCity One game genre that’s unfortunately withered is the city simulator. This type of game was never a huge success compared to action-packed shooters and real-time strategy games, but it’s always had a place in the... Read More exist all over the place. If PC gaming isn’t your style, you can always scratch that itch with these mobile SimCity alternatives SimCity for Android: What Are Your Options? SimCity for Android: What Are Your Options? SimCity is an excellent game, but EA made a few massive blunders that resulted in a poor launch, disgruntled customers, and a sour taste in everyone's mouths. Even so, no one can deny the city-building... Read More instead. Then again, others think that clones aren’t good enough and that everyone should just return to playing SimCity 5 Reasons To Go Back To SimCity 4 [Opinion] 5 Reasons To Go Back To SimCity 4 [Opinion] The city builder is a genre that’s nearly disappeared over the last decade. It’s a victim of the market. City builders aren’t the kind of flash-bang titles that big publishers usually love, but they’re also... Read More .

Adobe Photoshop (1990)

Adobe Photoshop was initially created in 1987 by a lone PhD student named Thomas Knoll, who went on to sell it to Adobe Systems in 1988. After two additional years of development, Adobe released the first version of Photoshop in 1990 for Macintosh systems only.

It wasn’t until the 2.5 version release in 1992 that Photoshop became available for Windows systems. Since then, Adobe went through several version cycles until 2003 when they switched their branding over to Creative Suite.

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Ten years later, Adobe abandoned the Creative Suite label Adobe Leaves Creative Suite Behind In A Cloud Of Dust [Updates] Adobe Leaves Creative Suite Behind In A Cloud Of Dust [Updates] Creative Suite users, you'll soon be switching to the Cloud. Adobe announced on Monday at its Annual MAX event that it would be dropping CS and completely replacing it with its newest service: the Creative... Read More in favor of Creative Cloud, which coincided with a shift in their business model towards a monthly subscription for access to their software.

If you lived through the 90s, you probably recognize the name of one of Photoshop’s most popular alternatives 5 Free Alternatives to Photoshop You Should Try 5 Free Alternatives to Photoshop You Should Try Read More : PaintShop Pro. It released in the same year as Photoshop and met some initial success, but eventually disappeared under Photoshop’s massive shadow.

SnagIt (1990)

There are several ways to take a screenshot How To Take Awesome Screenshots In Windows 7 How To Take Awesome Screenshots In Windows 7 In principle, taking a screenshot is very simple. With the right technique however, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle and greatly improve the look of your screenshots. In this article I... Read More on a Windows system and there are third-party screenshot tools 4 Best Tools For Creating Screenshots Compared 4 Best Tools For Creating Screenshots Compared CTRL + SHIFT + 4. Three keys - that's all you need for perfect screenshots. It doesn't need to be a hassle! Try these advanced screen capturing tools and you won't ever look back. Read More that make it even easier. One of those third-party tools, SnagIt, is consistently rated as one of the best for the job.

Who knew that this program has been around since 1990? Not me.

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At first, SnagIt was a simple replacement for the built-in Print Screen functionality on Windows. Over the years, the feature set has expanded to include performance and convenience improvements like different selection formats, different capture methods, format converters, and even post-process editing.

With a price tag of $49.95, it’s certainly not cheap. However, many people — including our former managing editor — swear by SnagIt and how it improves screenshot-related productivity. It comes with a 15-day free trial in case you want to try it out.

Norton AntiVirus (1991)

When it comes to antivirus software on Windows The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs Read More , there’s no clear winner that comes out on top. However, there are a few names that deserve the flak that gets fired their way. Norton AntiVirus is one of those programs.

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People often complain about Norton and how it negatively impacts their computer performance. They also complain about Norton’s aggressive pestering of users for money. But the worst part is that Norton isn’t much better — if at all — than free alternatives.

Do you have Norton installed? Here’s how to uninstall Norton completely How To Completely Remove Norton Or McAfee From Your Computer How To Completely Remove Norton Or McAfee From Your Computer Read More .

That being said, Norton does deserve a bit of praise for lasting as long as it has, even with the reputation it has built over the years since it debuted in 1991. This just goes to show that even highly-criticized, widely-hated programs can still succeed.

Microsoft Visual Studio (1995)

Microsoft Visual Studio first arrived on scene in 1995, but its roots reach much further into the past. Visual C++ debuted in 1983 and Visual Basic came out in 1992, the same year that Microsoft acquired Visual FoxPro.

The first version of Visual Studio packaged all three of these together, plus a fourth program called Visual SourceSafe. As of today, both FoxPro and SourceSafe have been discontinued while the rest of the suite continues to thrive.

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In 2014, Microsoft announced a change in company direction and a desire to open up the Microsoft ecosystem to non-professionals. This included a free version of Visual Studio 2013 A GNU Beginning For Microsoft: What An Open Source .NET Framework Means For The Rest Of Us A GNU Beginning For Microsoft: What An Open Source .NET Framework Means For The Rest Of Us Microsoft just released a significant part of its code under a permissive open source license. This move breaks with years of tradition. But why and what does it mean for you? Read More that wasn’t gutted and limited like their previous Express versions.

It’s safe to say that Microsoft has definitely come a long way and it’ll be exciting to see where they end up a few years from now.

And History Moves On

Did you enjoy that stroll down Nostalgia Lane? If you want to explore some of these older versions first-hand, check out these websites for downloading old software 10 Websites To Download Older Versions Of Software 10 Websites To Download Older Versions Of Software Read More . You may need to tinker around to get old programs running on modern Windows Windows 3.Fun: Getting Really Old Software Running On A 64-Bit PC Windows 3.Fun: Getting Really Old Software Running On A 64-Bit PC Bit by bit, Windows' reverse compatibility is fading. Here’s how to fight that – and get incredibly old 16-bit software and games like Chip’s Challenge running. Read More .

For more memory-tickling goodness, continue your trip across these websites for 90s nostalgia 6 Websites That Will Bring You Back To The '90s 6 Websites That Will Bring You Back To The '90s Oh, man. I may have a biased opinion, being born in '89, but were the '90s not incredible? Nostalgia just drives me nuts and the '90s felt like the peak of music, movies, gaming, and... Read More .

Do you still use software that existed back in the 80s and 90s? Are there any programs that you would never give up? Do you yearn for the “golden days”? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Image Credits: old computer to new Via Shutterstock, Microsoft Books Via Shutterstock, MoMA SimCity Via Isriya Paireepairit, Photoshop Before & After Via Graham Richardson, SnagIt Example, Norton AntiVirus Via Luigi Rosa

  1. Georgian Stanescu
    November 12, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Ahh lord. hahaha, I feel old. I use Office 365, been a fan since Office 97 right up to Office 2013(Office 365). Oh boi.

    LIkewise Norton AntiVirus. Twice I changed over to McAfee, however I still miss Norton. THe reason I changed the second thou was firstly it was part of my new Lappy a HP, and more importantly secondly was that McAfee provided me FREE Mobile Solutions with my Subscriptions, when Norton asked that you cough up extra $$$ for Mobile Soln ie Apps AND the Desktop counterpart. I couldn't afford it. However UPDATE, I have since learned recently, that Norton NOW provides its Apps via Google Play etc.,etc for FREE as part of your Subscription fee.

  2. Ron
    May 16, 2015 at 6:45 am

    The first named versions of MS Word (1.0) that I am aware of were the PC DOS and MAC versions released in Jan 1985.

    Win Word (1.0) came out in Dec 1989, and the last DOS version, 5.5 came out in 1991.

    Back before Windows 1.0 came out there was a tool that did much the same thing, but better without the "Gooey" (GUI). That was QEMM. It allowed me to run multiple DOS programs at the same time, but without the overhead of the Windows shell.

    Have to hand it to Billy G. He was always a master at selling snake oil.

  3. Bart Houkes
    May 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Norton Commander is used in Linux also (sudo apt-get install mc) and heavily used.

    Also before Windows there was a much more reliable OS, which is still used sometimes. (install dosemu).

  4. BobKlahn
    May 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I also use Paint quiet frequently. My main photo viewer is Graphics Workshop, which is still being updated, but I use a version I got a decade ago. I use an awful lot of old software, some predates XP, and some is even DOS originally. Yet they still work, and are still efficient, and easier to use.

    Someone writing for one of the computer magazines said, "The latest version of Windows does exactly the same thing the first version did, starts other programs."

    That is still true, and is and should remain the purpose of Windows.

  5. Jeff Schallenberg
    April 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    The second old Windows program I have continued to install through successive Windows versions is Hidden Menu, by CoPos from 2000:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/Hidden-Menu.shtml

    There are lots of other "dock" programs for Windows, but none so fast and flexible and unobtrusive as Hidden Menu.

  6. Jeff Schallenberg
    April 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Here is the first of two old Windows programs I still cannot do without.

    Cruiser is a file/directory browser/launcher/surfer for Windows 95 by Max Sebastiani, still available here:
    http://www.reocities.com/eureka/4291/

    Its tiny window sits in a corner of your screen, and from there you can drill down through all your directories until you locate the file(s) of interest. A right click opens Windows File Explorer at that directory, or a left click launches an executable.

    I have not found any modern equivalent that is as fast or as convenient as Cruiser.

  7. David Bedford
    April 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    You mention SnagIt but no alternatives like ScreenHunter which has a free version.

  8. Eileen Craddock
    April 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    MS Money 1999. Been using it on Win 7 and just got it to install on Windows 10 Technical Preview and boy am I happy! Keeps a checkbook and my bank statement still downloads right into it, and it balances with a few clicks. Tried an updated version once and it just had too many bells and whistles I just didn't want. Just love this program and never want to give it up!

    • Joel Lee
      May 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I didn't realize Microsoft Money was still around. Seems like MS stopped active development a while ago but I'm guessing you can still use it if you want? I have fond memories as a kid playing around with Money and giving myself imaginary dollars...

  9. Chris
    April 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    It's true that there's a lot of good old software, but one of the biggest reasons that windows sucks and can't modularize/streamline their design is because they're still trying to support crap from forever ago. If they could move on without being afraid that their entire user base would be lost and claim that new software was difficult (read "not exactly what I'm familiar with") then I'm sure they could do much better.

  10. Marshall Brown
    April 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I had a beta version of Photoshop on an Apple Mac I bought used in Saudi Arabia. It was a wonderful program but I never did know how it got there. I didn't find later version all that easy to use as the original.
    I also bought and loved SnagIt but it improved to the point it was not as useful for what I was using it for. Sometimes things just get too complicated.

  11. Mikael
    April 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I no longer use SnagIt. Since the built in; Snipping Tool does all what I need.

  12. Johan C
    April 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I still have my original Xtree Gold and Norton Navigator. I just checked, Xtree Gold does not run on Windows 7 (64bit) but Norton Navigator does. This 1995 version is blazing fast!

  13. Mel P.
    April 24, 2015 at 7:13 am

    I'm still keeping my copy or original file compression programs - PkZIP & LHArc

  14. Jim
    April 24, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Xtree Gold was the best file manager ever. I've been looking for a replacement for over 20 years and now I've found one. It's called eXtreme file manager and it may not be perfect but it feels like home. I bring this up because the best ideas never seem to die and golden oldies always seem get resurrected.

    • VirtualDan
      April 24, 2015 at 3:50 am

      Xtree Gold! Now that is a name that I have not heard in a long time. I used to use that program religiously back in my server admin days! Ah the memories...

  15. gzuckier
    April 24, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I still say the final version of Word for DOS was the best word processor ever; as usual, any technology reaches its peak as it becomes obsolete. That sounds like a tautology, but it doesn't have to be the case. it just is.

  16. David Chang
    April 24, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Your 1995 date of Excel name is incorrect. I started using Microsoft Word (Version 1) and Excel (Version 4) before that . To verify, I checked the dates of the files on the floppy disk for Excel; they were 4/01/1992.

  17. Tish
    April 23, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Been using Snagit since about 1995 and upgrading along with it. Best and simplest tool for sceen shots, mocking up changes to screens for the development team and annotating bug repros. Worth every penny and probably saves me it's cost each week in time.

    • Joel Lee
      May 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Wow, I wonder how many other people could claim to have used the same program for TWENTY YEARS. That's amazing! SnagIt deserves respect for that. :)

  18. Robert G.
    April 23, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Maryon Jeane
    April 22, 2015
    The Bat!, every time…!

    I'm agree with you.

    Batch files via command line, very usefuI under Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit, even if the programming changed a little bit between Windows XP and Windows 7.

    • gzuckier
      April 24, 2015 at 12:24 am

      i miss batch files. I used to compile them with a batch compiler and impress friends that I could program.

  19. Ted
    April 23, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I used the CMD prompt just today to do a ping. I still use SnagIt probably once a week.

  20. Doc
    April 22, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    "...1992, the same year that Microsoft acquired Visual FoxPro." Microsoft acquired FoxBase, which was renamed FoxPro for DOS (versions 2.0 to 2.6a), which became Visual FoxPro 3.0 for Windows in 1995.

  21. Mary Brady
    April 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    SnagIt continues to be my most used software program. Am still using an older version, 9, it was worth the money.

    • Michael
      April 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Yeah,I use SnagIt at work,but there's no way in hell I'm paying for it to use at home.There are plenty of free alternatives.

  22. Maryon Jeane
    April 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Why does it strike fear and dejection into my heart? Because Microsoft, working as it does in a modular format with everything cobbled together at the last minute - and to the scheduling dictates of their marketing department and their bottom liners - every time manages to give updates which are buggy at best, and fatally flawed at worst. Knobs and whistles are aplenty, but good, sound, user-directed improvements are so thin on the ground as to be non-existent. 'Upgrade', in Microsoft terms, means 'problems'.

    I'm not a Linux lover or a Mac maniac (although I used to be a DOS devotee) - I just want a decent operating system which functions in a workhorse manner, is stable, reliable and provides a platform for developers who produce programs which help people to work more easily, better, faster and more intuitively. Not much to ask after all these decades.

  23. norealnews
    April 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Is a command prompt really a Windows program? Unix had it way before Windows. Kind of like saying 'copy and paste' is a Windows program. But why not mention Notepad or Wordpad?

    • Joel Lee
      May 2, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Good call on Notepad and Wordpad. Definitely should have included those! Then again, having graduated to full-blown programming editors like SublimeText and Notepad++, I cringe every time Notepad pops up. Maybe that's why I subconsciously ignored it. :P

      • Jeff C
        July 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        To me it depends on what I'm doing, a more complex task calls for a more fully featured text editor.
        But, a simple task and I want a simple text editor, just stay out of my way while I get things done.

  24. Michael Dowling
    April 21, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I have Win7 Home Premium now,but got a sweetheart of a image processing program back when I was running Win95 called MS Picture It! It's all I ever use for basic image touch-up.

    • Darryl Gittins
      April 24, 2015 at 12:56 am

      I still use the successor to MS Picture It! - MS Digital Image Suite 2006 (on Windows 8.1). It has a "painting" tool for updating tags and metadata that is unmatched to this day by anything else. Great app.

  25. Robyn
    April 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    PaintShop Pro is still around. It was bought by Corel. I currently use PaintShop Pro X6.

    • Joel Lee
      May 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      I remember using PaintShop Pro in grade school. Had no idea what I was doing, lol. Good to know it's still alive and kicking, though grossly overshadowed by Photoshop.

  26. kt
    April 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I have a machine at work that still runs NT and uses old school G-code.

    • Jeff C
      July 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      A lot of CNC machines use old versions of Windows.
      Since they are never connected to the internet and perform the task they are intended to, why change to something that needs a hardware upgrade to use?

  27. infmom
    April 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I will not give up Eudora. There has never been a better email app. And I'd probably still be using Word 5.0 for DOS if Y2K issues hadn't killed it.

    • Maryon Jeane
      April 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      The Bat!, every time...!

  28. Matt
    April 21, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    My mom is a die hard cardfile user, using it from the very beginning till today on Windows 7. I'm not quite sure when it wasn't included in the recent Windows distributions anymore (Win98 bein the last ?), but the first and most important thing I have to think of whenever she gets a new desk-/laptop or Windows version: "Don't you dare forgetting my cardfile !!!" So I keep copying and backing it up constantly. I tried hard to get her moving to other, better solutions over the years, but it's useless. The amount of data (family, financials, dogs, cars, houses, trips and on and on) she has piled up in it over the years is simply amazing.
    The other hard part was getting her from Works to Office, currently I'm working on convincing her to use Libre Office. Oh boy ;o)

    • Joe P.
      April 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

      I still use notepad and wordpad regularly. Cardfile does not run on Windows 7 since it's 16 bit. It does run under Wine in Linux though.

    • Wayne P
      April 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      to Joe P (re cardfile):

      I use Cardfile all the time on 64-bit Windows7. If you check around you can find the details to find the 32 bit modification (which even lets you change fonts) ... also you need to run a modification to access the help file, but that is not really needed. I still find it a great and fast loading application for free form storage ... just like an index card system

  29. Maryon Jeane
    April 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I've only just given up SnagIt - I didn't want to update to a program where it wasn't possible to turn off the ribbon (particularly a graphics program, for heaven's sake, where you need all the screen estate possible!) and the older versions don't give me a couple of features I now need, so I've migrated to HyperSnap. SnagIt was really excellent, however - one of those programs with which you could do so much just with a few workarounds.

    Why does "Microsoft will be moving onto a more advanced command line" strike fear and dejection into my heart? Nothing wrong with the command prompt and I tend to use it by default for a lot of things - much quicker than ploughing through the graphical and confused menus produced by Control Panel. However it probably won't concern me because I'm giving up Windows after 7 finally dies - I've only stayed so long because of a) clients using Windows and b) the many, many truly useful (indispensible?) applets and programs I've used over the years which are written for the Windows OS.

    I've never liked Windows: based on a good, workhorse system it was always flaky with just a few iterations (NT, XP, 7 sort of) which were relatively stable - and then of course thrown over to serve the ever-voracious needs of the MS marketers and bottom liners.

    WordStar and WordPerfect were, from the outset, far superior to Word and despite using (and training people in) Word over its various generations, it still drives me mad with its instabilities, useless knobs and whistles and lack of decision about what it really is (wordprocessing program, desktop publisher...?) and its controlling stance towards users ("I see you're trying to write a letter" - no shit, Sherlock, and it would be one hell of a lot easier in a decent wordprocessing program).

    • dragonmouth
      April 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      "Why does “Microsoft will be moving onto a more advanced command line” strike fear and dejection into my heart?"
      What are you? One of those rabid anti-Microsoft Linux Lunatics. :-)

      Never fear! Microsoft will present us with a paradigm shift and implement a "New and Improved" design of CLI in future versions of Windows. It will include all new, even less intuitive commands, as well as totally new syntax.

  30. Dan
    April 21, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    When I read the title of this post, I thought you were going to talk about ancient programs that haven't been updated in a long time, but are still used in modern computers. What a bummer indeed.

    I know a few banks still using Win98 because of some legacy MS-DOS programs that they use internally. Or bank ATMs that are still using Windows CE or XP. Or P.O.S. software that must run in Win2000 PCs. Or how I relearned Turbo Pascal 7 (for DOS) on Win7. I used a modern office suite in Windows, but kept OpenOffice 1.14 as a backup (it could even open some odf files). Or that until recently I still played CIV2 (best ever!) and Heroes of Might and Magic 3.

    The programs you mentioned are not ancient; they are modern iterations, or even rewrites, of classic apps.

  31. Amanda
    April 21, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    And if you consider the Start Menu (1995) as a "program", then Classic Shell is its most complete and best reincarnation.

  32. terri
    April 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I still use good ole Paint every day to post photos

    • Joel Lee
      May 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      As funny as it is, I still use Paint every day too. :D

    • Dave Walter
      May 19, 2015 at 1:54 am

      You guys really need to try Gimp.
      http://www.gimp.org/

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