WTB: Windows 3.x Software

August 16, 2011 at 18:07:40
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i5/8GB
I'm looking for a site that sells old Windows 3.x software. I'm not looking to pay premium cash. I'm not going to be running a multimillion dollar operation running WordPerfect 7.0. :P

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#1
August 16, 2011 at 20:10:37
At this point (and like it or not), E-Bay would be your best bet to (legitimately) purchase Win3.x software. Fortunately, a lot of shareware and freeware that ran under it is still available:

http://www.win31.de/eindex.htm

ftp://ftp.chatnfiles.com/

ftp://ftp.ecsis.net/pub/netuser/win3.x/

Google "Win3.x software" should also bring in more hits as well.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
August 17, 2011 at 04:57:31
eBay's one of those places that are selling at premium prices unfortunately. Thanks though, I guess I do have slim pickins. What I don't get is that they want to crack down on "abandonware" and want to push people to buy new, but for enthusiasts like me, it's fun to have old software and obviously we won't pay full retail price for these golden oldies....

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#3
August 17, 2011 at 15:44:42
"What I don't get is that they want to crack down on "abandonware" and want to push people to buy new..."

Read somewhere years ago that all anyone really needed at home was something like Word 2.0 and Excel 4.0. For the most part I still agree with that statement...

FWIW, I gleaned my share of old software from a company I used to work for years ago---as they replaced machines and software, they'd scrap-sale the machines but threw out the software for anyone to "dumpster-dive" for. You might try such places (assuming any still exist) as well.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#4
August 17, 2011 at 16:21:13
Read somewhere years ago that all anyone really needed at home was something like Word 2.0 and Excel 4.0. For the most part I still agree with that statement...

I concur. I have revisited MS Office 4.0 on my 3.11 setup and it is still well beyond the norms of everyday practicality for a home user. In most cases, the same can said for many small businesses.


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#5
August 17, 2011 at 23:02:41
I've got some old stuff as well:

http://sdfox7.com/win31/

For a blast in the past be sure to check out AOL 1.1! (http://sdfox7.com/win31/AOL11.EXE)

iMac G5 1.8GHz "Hero" PowerPC
2 x 1GB DDR PC3200 SDRAM
160GB WDC WD1600JD-40GBB2
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.8

http://sdfox7.com


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