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 Most that fall into the latter category deserve their fate, because either they weren't very good or they were superseded by a better option.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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It was just an email program, but sometimes all you want is to get your email. Compared with its big brother, Outlook, Outlook Express was lightweight and easy to use. The program was included with Windows up through XP, and came with Microsoft Office for the Mac through Office 98. Now people use any of a variety of free and paid email programs, but some of them wish Outlook Express was still around.