Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Microsoft Wine Guide May 21, 2009

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Microsoft Wine Guide

Microsoft Wine Guide (Microsoft Corp.) offers many of the same features as Wines of the World, but with much more panache. The interface and design are excellent, from the sensible progression of topics to the well-integrated video clips (more…)


Microsoft Complete Gardening April 25, 2009

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Microsoft Complete Gardening

Microsoft Complete Gardening (Microsoft Home) has just about everything you’ll need to get started this spring, plus a solid helping of significant extras. Regional Gardening Tours showcases prize gardens in different sections of the country (more…)


Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature March 10, 2009

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature (Microsoft Corp., ages 6 – 10), based on Dorling Kindersley’s Children’s Encyclopedia, gets just about everything right. Tad, your frog guide, based in his “frogship”, will help you find your way through this very rich program (more…)


Microsoft Basketball March 9, 2009


Microsoft Basketball

Winter is basketball season. If you’re a fan, you’ll probably need Microsoft Basketball (Microsoft). It looks and runs exactly like Microsoft Baseball and has the same shortcomings: tons of content and limited ways to access it (more…)


Microsoft Automap Streets January 8, 2009

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Atlas & Geography

Microsoft Automap Streets

When used in conjunction, Microsoft Automap Streets and Microsoft Automap Road Atlas (Microsoft Corp.) become an extremely powerful resource that does one thing, and does it very well (more…)