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    The 12 best pieces of software ever

    I found this news article off Google I thought it was interesting and I would share it.

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    No one responded! lol come on ppl! I tried
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    I've always been amazed at the Apollo spacecraft guidance system, built by the MIT Instrumentation Lab. In 1969, this software got Apollo 11 to the moon, detached the lunar module, landed it on the moon's surface, and brought three astronauts home. It had to function on the tiny amount of memory available in the onboard Raytheon computer--it carried 8 Kbytes, not enough for a printer driver these days. And there wouldn't be time to reboot in case of system failure when the craft made re-entry. It's just as well Windows wasn't available for the job.
    They must be using Windows to store the footage, though

    Interesting read, btw

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    Ha finally.... now i can feel that I contributed lol
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    1. DOS 6.22
    2. notepad.exe
    3. deltree.exe
    4. format.exe
    5. Lotus 123
    6. Pong
    7. The 437 Boot virus
    8. NMap
    9. mIRC
    10. Napster
    11. pkzip/pkunzip
    12. MS-DOS Editor

    There you go. 12 best pieces of software ever.

    What's all this BS about shuttle launches, they managed to blow up the shuttle twice with that =P


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    Hey Hey,

    I love that it's called the great software ever written... I don't consider an Operating System to be software.. it's a compilation of software (maybe)... and then at that point... How do you describe software.. Is a library software or a single executable software or does it have to be a package (Say Photoshop.. or is each file in photoshop software)... Where do you "technically" draw the line...

    I also don't see how anyone could put Java up there... If it was a list of worth designed software... maybe.. and then... is Java itself software... It's a language... JRE is software, JDK is software... but Java itself isn't...

    While an interesting read I find the list questionable at best.

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    i think Outlook Express is the greatest software ever written

    at least when you consider

    1) a gazillion people used it
    2) a bizillion people were exploited and learned about security (ok maybe 6 people actually did)
    3) a shizillion security companies made money on solutions to help prevent 2
    4) Microsoft figured out security DOES matter (mostly)

    edit:
    4) Microsoft figured out security DOES matter (sorta)

    edit: edit:
    4) Microsoft figured out security DOES matter (kinda)


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    Progress ALWAYS creates complexity

    Lordís Prayer in Matthew (Chapter 6:9) NIV = 52 words

    United States Declatration of Independence = < 2000 words

    European Community regulations for the transportation of Duck Eggs across national borders = > 30 000 words


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