In the 1990s, the world of PC software was rapidly expanding, with an array of games, business applications, and operating systems available to consumers. Games such as Doom, Quake, and SimCity captured the attention of a growing gaming community, while business applications like Microsoft Office and Lotus 1-2-3 helped professionals manage their workflow. Operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 95 and MacOS transformed the PC market, bringing user-friendly interfaces and multimedia capabilities to a wider audience. The 1990s were a pivotal time for the development of PC software, laying the foundation for the digital landscape we see today.
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Clicking on a category will display the software titles in our collection. Each software title has an exhibit page with detailed information, history, photos, and videos. Additionally, we offer most of our software titles as downloadable images.
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This page is a work-in-progress and is intended to link to all current relevant online resources today. Background The Major BBS was a popular DOS-based BBS software developed by Galacticomm Software [wikipedia link]. It was different from other popular BBS packages because it could handle lots of simultaneous dial-in callers (a.k.a. “nodes”), so it was […]