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Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Family Tree Maker: Deluxe Edition January 13, 2009

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Family Tree Maker: Deluxe Edition

Family Tree Maker: Deluxe Edition (Banner Blue Software) belongs with the hits. Not everyone is interested in constructing a family tree but, if you are, this is a terrific program (more…)

 

ResumeMaker Deluxe December 22, 2008

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Personal Management Tools

ResumeMaker Deluxe

After failing in your sales career, you’ll need to find yourself a real job. ResumeMaker Deluxe (Individual Software) and Create Your Own Dream Job (Wilson Learning) seek to point you in the right direction, with varying results (more…)

 

Kid Works Deluxe December 13, 2008

Kid Works Deluxe

A much better product from Davidson is Kid Works Deluxe (ages 4-9), a storybook-making program with a definite slant towards very little kids. Assembling multimedia couldn’t be simpler. When you start each page of your storybook, you choose whether it will be text or artwork (more…)

 

Solitaire Deluxe December 6, 2008

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Sports

Solitaire Deluxe

If killing time is your goal, you might want to take a look at Solitaire Deluxe (Interplay). Although the program offers no benefits over a real deck of cards – and doesn’t break a sweat trying – it will surely serve to kill many hours for many people, because it’s solitaire, and even without appreciable sound effects, a cogent rulebook, or flashy graphics, the game is addictive and infuriating (more…)

 

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Deluxe Electronic Edition December 5, 2008

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Reference

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Deluxe Electronic Edition

If you’re a sucker for word games, beware of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Deluxe Electronic Edition (Merriam-Webster Electronic Publishing) because it includes Word Order and CrossWire – two games that could make you waste a lot of time (more…)

 

Word Munchers Deluxe December 4, 2008

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Kid’s Education

Word Munchers Deluxe

If you remember Q-Bert, the classic arcade game with the odd little creature who hopped around a 3D pyramid avoiding things that flew, hopped, and crawled, you’ll have some idea what to expect from Word Munchers Deluxe (MECC, ages 6-11) (more…)

 

MasterCook Deluxe November 22, 2008

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How-To Guides

MasterCook Deluxe

MasterCook Deluxe (Sierra On-line) declares that it is the “ultimate multimedia cookbook.” In its present incarnation, it has a way to go to make good on that claim. A small number of the recipes are complemented with high quality photographs, but the “Video Tips” section is empty (although the manual says video tips will be available in the future) and the Gallery of Utensils are photographs with labels – no descriptions or instructions (more…)