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2/22/2011
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Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten

Software comes and software goes. Most that fall into the latter category deserve their fate, because either they weren't very good or they were superseded by a better option. Though such also-rans are soon forgotten, some defunct software still holds our affections, whether because nothing as good has come along or because it was our "first love" in a category. Software may seem a funny thing to be sentimental about, but when you use a tool every day, you can grow quite fond of it. We ransacked
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A repository for personal information, Palm Desktop was the desktop program that synced calendar, contacts, and other information with Palm PDAs. But it also worked pretty well as a standalone PIM in its own right. Only recently orphaned, the latest Windows version officially supports Vista (though the company support page says, "many users have successfully installed and run Palm Desktop 6.2 software with Windows 7"), while the latest Mac version does not work with OS X 10.6. The Web is full of desperate pleas from users needing to reluctantly move their data out of Palm Desktop into something else.

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