Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Peter Rabbit’s Math Garden May 16, 2009

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Kid’s Education

Peter Rabbit’s Math Garden

So many early education CD-ROMs substitute bells, whistles, and primary colors for real substance that Peter Rabbit’s Math Garden (Mindscape – ages 3-7), with its understated look, sedate pace and low-key characters, comes as a breath of fresh air (more…)


Garden Encyclopedia May 12, 2009

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Garden Encyclopedia

When we looked at gardening CD-ROMs in Vol. 1, No. 11, we lamented that the best one, Western Gardens, only covered half the US. Now Garden Encyclopedia (Books That Work) has been released, and it does everything that disc did and more and does it for the whole country (more…)


Exotic Garden, The April 18, 2009


The Exotic Garden

The Exotic Garden (VT Productions, Inc./Cambrix) is an economical program. The four sections consist of a short video Introduction, Why Plants Grow, another narrated film with time-lapse photography on pollination, etc (more…)


Western Garden March 7, 2009


Western Garden

Compared to Lifestyle’s Garden Companion, Western Garden (Sunset New Media) is a notch higher up the ladder of quality. Unfortunately, it only covers the western half of the United States, so if you live anywhere east of the Mississippi you’re out of luck (more…)


Garden Problem Solver December 26, 2008

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How-To Guides

Garden Problem Solver

Garden Problem Solver (Sunset Publishing)focuses on just what the title states – problems and solutions – like why your flowers aren’t blooming, why some plants are dying, how to spend less time watering, and how to make a better mulch (more…)