Twenty years ago tonight, id Software uploaded Doom
to an FTP server at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completely changed the video gaming industry. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty
on Dec 9, 2013 -
Fred Fish Passed away April 20, 2007
If you were an Amigan, Fred Fish was well known to you. Responsible for the definitive archive of Amiga Freeware, Fred was the Santa Claus of software, his disks containing a selection of everything available for the Amiga at the time. Fish Disks inspired many an Amigan to purchase a modem and log on for all night bbs downloads of the vast selection available. Thanks and Rest in Peace Fred.
posted by djrock3k
on Apr 24, 2007 -
"Home of the Underdogs
is a non-profit site dedicated to the preservation and promotion of underrated PC games (and a few non-PC games) of all ages: good games
that deserve a second chance after dismal sales or critical reviews that we feel are unwarranted."
posted by Hildago
on Apr 4, 2004 -
Tivo for Webcomics?
Found by way of Comixpedia
, this Sun-Times article
finds shareware that rips comic files off the web to be something of a God-send. As a web-comic creator, I have no problem with my readers writing personal scripts that pull the .pngs from my front page. But when the rippers begin asking for money
for their app that distributes someone else's content (without asking the creators' permission), it seems as though somewhere, there are some enormous balls just a'swingin' in the breeze.
posted by wigu
on Mar 16, 2004 -
is shareware that flags corporate jargon, like "mission critical asset foregrounding" and "value-added paradigm shift," in Word documents. Who developed it? Deloitte Consulting
. Will wonders (or gimmicks) never cease?
posted by serafinapekkala
on Aug 4, 2003 -
Originator of term "Shareware" Dies
Bob Wallace, was born in Washington, D.C. in 1949, the author of PC-WRITE, and one of three persons credited with coining the term "Shareware" was found dead at his Northern California home on Friday, September 20th, 2002. In 1978, Bob joined Microsoft (the company that wrote MS DOS for IBM) when the company had only ten employees. He was employee number 9. Five years later, Bob decided to break with Microsoft (which by then had grown to company of over 300 employees) and establish his own company: Quicksoft. Among Quicksoft's innovations in software design and marketing was the "shareware" concept. Cause of death was determined to be pneumonia.
posted by jackspace
on Sep 25, 2002 -
the latest offering by the mighty K10K
is finally available. The program is a shareware, a serial costs $15, but does it also cost K10K their anti-commercial attitude?
posted by riffola
on Nov 29, 2001 -
MS VP Challenges GPL on Moral Grounds In Speech
Admitting that the company is feeling pressure from open source, free alternatives, Microsoft's Craig Mundie, lecturing at NYU, will speak out against G.P.L., which he considers impractical, dangerous and morally wrong. Stallman is quoted as saying something ludicrously funny about the American revolution.
posted by rschram
on May 3, 2001 -
c|net buys ZD
I guess the bright side is, now Download.com's archives will be combined with ZDNet's, as well as shareware.com.
posted by Dean_Paxton
on Jul 19, 2000 -