The “I upgraded to a new version, but I liked the old version better” problem.

Sometimes upgrading to a newer version can be a good thing. Other times, your computer may not be compatible with the new version, the new version is bloated, or all the options you liked are no longer available. OldVersion.com has been supplying the online community with old versions of various programs since 2001. The service is utilized by thousands of users every day and has been featured in newspapers and magazines as well as on radio and television.

OldVersion.com has several objectives. One is to discourage the use of spyware by software companies. Also known as adware, these hidden programs come bundled with certain applications and secretly transmit user information via the Internet to advertisers. It is sometimes possible to avoid spyware by downloading an older version of a program. Use OldVersion.com and show the industry your dissatisfaction with these types of business practices. We think that it is beneficial for businesses to offer old versions of their programs for convenience. In doing so, respect is shown for people who are unable to hop on the “consumerism bandwagon.”

OldVersion.com assists computer users who are unable to continually upgrade their computer. Those who find that their machine is not able to run the latest version of a certain application have no choice but to use an old version of the program. Unfortunately, the vast majority of software companies do not offer this opportunity. We are doing our small part to help everyone enjoy the same software titles regardless of their hardware, as well as balance a digital divide.

We believe that every computer user has the right to use a version of the product that he or she is most comfortable with, not the one dictated by the software developer, so we provide access to the files that are no longer obtainable. BulletProof Software is one company that recognized this right and helped us to build our archive. One day, we hope to see both small companies and major corporations with their very own, easy-to-find old version section.

Lastly, there is a need to archive cultural artifacts. If software is allowed to disappear into the past, a piece of history is lost. People must have access to this data in order to understand the direction of computer industry and civilization as a whole.

OldVersion.com was built by the community.


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Riddle Me This (8-1-07)

We are very little creatures; all of us have different features. One of us in glass is set; one of us you’ll find in jet. Another you may see in tin, and a fourth is boxed within. If the fifth you should pursue, it can never fly from you.

What are we?


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A New Way To Childproof Your Drawers

My daughter will be 1 year old in less than a month now, and she isn’t just walking around, she is running around. And she is into everything, and I mean everything. She on top of the footstool, under the coffee table, climbing the steps, inside of her toybox, literally anywhere she can squeeze into, under, or on top of.

We bought these little clippy things that go onto your cabinet drawers and doors to keep toddlers from opening them. They work well, but what a pain they are to install. If I knew that we could have got the same outcome by training the dog to be a drawer childproofer(as the video below shows) I wouldn’t have had the headache of putting all those blasted things on.

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