First post, by gerry
among the many non gaming software that interest me are office suites
many of us know them from our working lives or have encountered them in some form over the years
I have a number of CD's and the like for
MS Office 4.3 for windows 3.1, MS Office(s) 95, 97, 2000, 'XP', 2003, 2010, 2013 for 32 bit windows (so many non core applications have come and gone in the years!)
Lotus Smartsuite 96
various free Office suites from the last 20 years
various individual applications like wordperfect, lotus 123, Dbase 4, quattro, wordstar and various others for DOS
it's like experiencing a museum of office life since 1980's!
one difference with games is that they tend to run on very modest set ups without much in the way of quirks or difficulties
I like to see what their abilities are and how they change. As for usefulness, less so now that everything is online but still i find spreadsheets handy on a computer to quickly use as a kind of overpowered calculator on occasion!
not sure if anyone shares a passing interest in office software, maybe you have some rare stuff or some other types of business / professional software you like?