TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Old Versions of Software From:Barb Philbrick <caslonsvcs -at- IBM -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 15 Apr 1998 14:49:37 GMT
I'm a little late chiming in on this thread -- but before you give
away your old versions, make sure your new versions will install on a
new system without it.
I'm forever (not really, but it seems that way sometimes) installing a
new hard drive or reformatting an existing hard drive. Some copyright
control requires that an old copy of the product be installed to
enable installation of the new version (esp. for upgrades).
I've also found that sometimes old versions do some things better than
new versions (for example, I've had better luck bringing CGMs into
Corel 4 than into Corel 8).
Yep, you're right -- I've got way too much old software hanging around
the office. But every so often you need one of those puppies . . .
Barbara Philbrick, Caslon Services Inc.
Technical Writing. caslonsvcs -at- ibm -dot- net