Category: Retro Software, Magazines & Games
Added: 3rd of October 2019
Updated On: 14th of October 2020
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A few years I rescued an old version of Microsoft Office standard from 1996, that was about to be put in the bin. This might appear to be old rubbish to so some people, but for me it is an important part of our computing history.
Today we talk in giga and terabytes, which is why I find the requirements of older software so interesting.
A full installation of Microsoft Office Standard required twenty, 3.5" Floppy Disks.
You needed a 386 processor or higher with 4MB of memory, but 8MB was recommended when running multiple programs.
You needed 68MB of hard drive space for a full installation. A minimal installation required 21MB.
Once installed you got:
Microsoft Word 6.0
Power Point 4.0
Microsoft Mail 3.2 (Electronic mail system for PC)
Long gone are the days when you used to get a proper box and instruction manuals.
I might at some point add a video. In the meantime please take a look at the images below.
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