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One of the most historically important artifacts to come from the home computer telecommunications revolution was shareware CDs, compact discs put out by companies containing hundreds of megabytes of shareware. Initially containing less than the full capacity of the discs (600mb, later 700mb) these items eventually began brimming with any sort of computer data that could be packaged and sold. As material "ran out", that is, as sellers of these CDs found they were unable to easily find shareware programs and files, the hunt began to track down every last file and item that could make the quarterly or monthly quota. As a result, many otherwise-lost pieces of computer history were gathered up in the trawling nets of these individuals and companies and were preserved for future generations.

Some computer bulletin board services would attach banks of CD-ROM drives to their machines to allow users to access the discs, allowing the system operators (SysOps) to claim the BBS had thousands of files available. For this market, CD makers would declare their CDs "BBS Ready", meaning an easily-readable directory of file descriptions was located on the CDs to be read by the BBS software.

While many of the CDs contain shareware programs, a number branched into music, graphics, animations and movies. Additionally, the advent of an internet open to the general public heralded massive collected sets of files which CD makers happily mirrored and made available to the BBS market. Eventually, as operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD became more widely available, CDs were perfect distribution mechanisms for the very large libraries and file collections associated with them.

A number of the initial CD images for this collection came courtesy of the CD BBS of Twin Falls, Idaho, operated by Mark Fugitt (sysop) and Mike Laybourn (remote sysop). The system used a Harris 286 CPU operating at 20MHZ, two 65 Megabit Seagate RLL hard drives and a Dennon CD player that used a "cart" to hold the CD. The BBS was started using RBBS software, a single phone line with 2400 baud modem and a shareware CD.

Additional donations of CD-ROMs have come from Erik Pederson, Peter Simpson, Chuck Gilbert, Koos van den Hout, MCbx, Jason Scott, Tim Hazel, and others.

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This is a wide and variant collection of CD-ROM based software, that is, software that came on a CD-ROM for installation on computers, or played in consoles. Ranging from applications and games to gatherings of public-domain software or clip art, the heyday of the CD-ROM is roughly 1989 to 2001. In all cases, the capacity of the CD-ROM stayed steady at 640-700mb a side, although some used tricks to claim they had more (due to compression, or adding up both sides of two-sided CD-ROMs). Most are...
6.6M 6.6M Shareware CD-ROMs collection 2,764 ITEMS 6.6M VIEWS May 24, 2010 05/10 collection
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One of the most historically important artifacts to come from the home computer telecommunications revolution was shareware CDs, compact discs put out by companies containing hundreds of megabytes of shareware. Initially containing less than the full capacity of the discs (600mb, later 700mb) these items eventually began brimming with any sort of computer data that could be packaged and sold. As material "ran out", that is, as sellers of these CDs found they were unable to easily find...
Topics: Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, sysop, RBBS software
4.7M 4.7M The DOOM Level CD Collection collection 64 ITEMS 4.7M VIEWS Feb 27, 2012 02/12 collection
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"Doom WAD is the default format of package files for the video game Doom or its sequel Doom II, that contain sprites, levels, and game data. WAD stands for "Where's All the Data?" Immediately after its release in 1993, Doom attracted a sizeable following of players who created their own mods for WAD files—packages containing levels, graphics and other game data—and played a vital part in spawning the mod-making culture which is now commonplace for first-person shooters....
The DOOM Level CD Collection 4.5M 4.5M DOOM + Accessories Feb 25, 2012 02/12 software
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Contents: Three Shareware versions of DOOM, runnable from the CD directly DOOM Audio Editors DOOM Map Editors DOOM Graphics Editors DOOM Front Ends/Shells DOOM FAQ Over 500 Levels/Maps DOOM Insanity (Jokes about DOOM)
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Topics: video games, DOOM, first-person shooter
1.4M 1.4M CD and DVD Coverdiscs collection 3,481 ITEMS 1.4M VIEWS Jan 14, 2014 01/14 by Various collection
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In the early years of home computer ownership, magazines and newsletters might come bundled with a floppy disk to make it easier to load up programs discussed within their pages. These attached floppies (and cassettes as well) might have one or two programs on them. After the dawn of CD-ROMs, packed-in CD-ROMs (and later DVD-ROMs) expanded out into lauded utilities and games, and also included drivers, demos, promotional material (including game trailers), and ultimately could be entire...
Topics: software, magazines, cd-rom, dvd-rom, dvd, cd
1.3M 1.3M Linux Distributions collection 718 ITEMS 1.3M VIEWS May 20, 2013 05/13 collection
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The Linux Distribution Archive is a growing collection of media for the installation of Linux on various systems from the past 20 years. Since its formation in the early 1990s, the open source nature of Linux has ensured great variation in the release of distributions, including variations on floppy disk, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and online-only.
901,465 901K IBM PC Compatible CD-ROMs collection 235 ITEMS 901,465 VIEWS Dec 7, 2013 12/13 collection
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A collection of IBM PC CD-ROM Based Software, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
585,795 586K Puppy Linux collection 543 ITEMS 585,795 VIEWS May 28, 2013 05/13 collection
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Puppy Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use. The entire system can be run from RAM, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started.
Topic: linux
337,685 338K Operating System CD-ROMs collection 1,374 ITEMS 337,685 VIEWS Mar 3, 2019 03/19 collection
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CD-ROMs of support for Operating Systems.
Linux Distributions 299,719 300K Release ISO images of openSUSE 11.4 Apr 26, 2013 04/13 software
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The release ISO images of openSUSE 11.4 including sha1 sum files.
Topics: webcrawl, archiveteam
271,249 271K Installation and Driver CD-ROMs collection 268 ITEMS 271,249 VIEWS Mar 5, 2016 03/16 by Various collection
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CD-ROM images of driver discs, installation media, and documentation companions that were included with hardware or operating systems.
265,116 265K Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs collection 285 ITEMS 265,116 VIEWS Feb 24, 2015 02/15 collection
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A collection of CD-ROMs for the Commodore Amiga/CD32/CDTV, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Topic: Commodore Amiga
210,202 210K XBox CD-ROM Collection collection 2,225 ITEMS 210,202 VIEWS Jan 14, 2019 01/19 collection
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The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, followed by Australia, Europe and Japan in 2002. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market. It is a sixth generation console, and competed with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Nintendo's GameCube. It was also the first console produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased production in 1996.
208,445 208K PC Mania Magazine collection 66 ITEMS 208,445 VIEWS Feb 27, 2013 02/13 collection
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PC Mania is Bulgarian computer games media originally started as a computer magazine and transformed into on-line game media in the beginning of 2009. It is a prime Bulgarian on-line media source for gaming, Internet, and technology. It was established in 1998 and was the third Bulgarian computer games magazine after the brochure Top Games and the magazines Master Games and Gamers' Workshop. It is the oldest computer games media in the country and is indisputably the most popular media for...
160,972 161K The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection collection 224 ITEMS 160,972 VIEWS Jul 24, 2015 07/15 by Walnut Creek collection
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Walnut Creek CDROM (of Walnut Creek, California) was an early provider of freeware, shareware and free software on CD-ROMs. The company was founded in August 1991 by Bob Bruce and was one of the first commercial distributors of free software on CD-ROMs. The company produced hundreds of titles on CD-ROMs, and ran the busiest FTP site on the Internet, ftp.cdrom.com, for many years. The CD-ROMs in this collection were imaged from original Walnut Creek CDs.
140,253 140K PC Gamer Magazine Cover Disc Collection collection 625 ITEMS 140,253 VIEWS Mar 29, 2012 03/12 collection
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PC Gamer is a magazine founded in Britain in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc. The magazine has several regional editions, with the UK and US editions becoming the best selling PC games magazines in their respective countries.[1][2] The magazine features news on developments in the video game industry, previews of new games, and reviews of the latest popular PC games, along with other features relating to hardware, mods, "classic" games and various other...
CD-ROM Software Library 137,249 137K Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD Aug 19, 2017 08/17 by Apple texts
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Install DVD for Apple's Snow Leopard operating system. Version 10.6 2Z691-6558-A
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Topics: snow leopard, apple, mac
CD-ROM Software Library 131,673 132K Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD Aug 18, 2017 08/17 by Apple software
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Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD Version 10.5.4 2Z691-6232-A
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Topics: install, dvd, apple, mac os
Puppy Linux 94,259 94K Puppy_Linux_Slacko_up_to_5.3x_pets_sfs Oct 25, 2013 10/13 by 01micko software
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Pets and sfs files for Slacko builds up to but not including slacko 5.4=>
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Puppy Linux, Slacko > 5.3x, pets, sfs, 01micko
83,052 83K The Games Machine Magazine (CD and DVDs) collection 225 ITEMS 83,052 VIEWS May 30, 2012 05/12 collection
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The Games Machine, also known by the acronym TGM, is an Italian Video game magazine. The magazine features previews, reviews, and cheat codes for computer games. Launched in September 1988 as the Italian edition of the British magazine The Games Machine by the Milan-based publishing company Xenia Edizioni. The publishing of the Italian edition has continued also after the close of the British edition, The Games Machine became one of the most popular video games magazine in Italy. In November...
Operating System CD-ROMs 77,682 78K Windows XP Professional SP3 x86 Sep 17, 2018 09/18 by Microsoft software
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Original version of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. ISO is in English! Serial:  MRX3F-47B9T-2487J-KWKMF-RPWBY
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Topics: Windows, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional, SP3, Service Pack 3, English, x86, 32-bit, Microsoft
59,475 59K MacAddict Coverdiscs collection 161 ITEMS 59,475 VIEWS Jan 28, 2013 01/13 collection
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MacAddict was the first North American magazine focused on the Macintosh to include a CD-ROM with every issue. MacAddict's discs included shareware and demo programs, but also came with other added features, such as staff videos and previews of content inside the magazine's hard copy. The MacAddict website was updated daily with news relevant to Apple products. MacAddict also had a mascot, a stick-figure named Max. In February 2007, MacAddict was relaunched as MacLife.
Community Texts 57,829 58K Quran Apr 7, 2010 04/10 data
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Quran
Topic: Quran
56,986 57K Aminet CD Archive collection 61 ITEMS 56,986 VIEWS Jan 21, 2015 01/15 collection
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CD-ROMs released 1993-2002 containing uploads to the Aminet, an Amiga software collection brought to the world in 1992 by Urban Müller that became the largest of its kind in the world.
Topic: Amiga software
56,275 56K Amiga Format Magazine Coverdiscs collection 194 ITEMS 56,275 VIEWS Feb 13, 2015 02/15 collection
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Cover CD-ROMs from Amiga Format magazine.
55,332 55K Linux Format Magazine DVD-ROMs collection 155 ITEMS 55,332 VIEWS May 30, 2012 05/12 collection
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Linux Format was the UK's first Linux-specific magazine, and is currently the best-selling Linux title in the UK. It is also exported to many countries worldwide. It is published by Future Publishing (which produces PC Plus, .net and many other computer magazines). Linux Format is commonly abbreviated to LXF, and issues are referred to with LXF as a prefix followed by the issue number (for example LXF102 refers to the 102nd issue). Articles within Linux Format are well established, regularly...
CD-ROM Software Library 50,478 50K Roller Coaster Tycoon (Hasbro Interactive) (1999) Jun 19, 2015 06/15 software
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Roller Coaster Tycoon (Hasbro Interactive) (1999)
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Community Texts 46,881 47K EskHadeeth Mar 15, 2012 03/12 texts
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EskHadeeth
Topic: EskHadeeth
45,751 46K GameStar CD-ROM CoverDiscs collection 1 ITEMS 45,751 VIEWS Feb 25, 2013 02/13 collection
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GameStar is a monthly released PC computer game magazine, published by the IDG Entertainment Media GmbH in Germany. In 2008 it had an average monthly circulation of 250,000 copies and is therefore the best sold PC computer game magazine in Europe. It is also being published in Hungary, the Czech Republic and China. IDG started it also in Italy, Poland and the USA?but those issues have folded after a few months, although the corresponding web sites still exist. The US version was, quite...
CD-ROM Software Library 44,998 45K Microsoft 3D Movie Maker Oct 25, 2014 10/14 by Microsoft software
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Get ready to create your own cool 3D movies with amazing 12 scenes, 45 Actors, special effects and Music - everything you need to bring your ideas to life! UPDATE: All the expansion packs by Frankie Weindel and v3dmm patch by Travis Wells now uploaded on this page.
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Topics: 3dmm, Microsoft 3D Movie Maker, Microsoft Kids, 1995, Windows 95
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs 42,867 43K HP Operating System CD - Windows XP Home Edition for Ultra Low Cost PCs SP3 OEM Nov 13, 2014 11/14 by Microsoft, HP software
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HP Operating System CD Windows XP Home SP3 OEM English File : HP_OperatingSystemCD[windows_xp_home_sp3_504214-001].iso Size : 527.48 MB CRC32 : ffffffff MD5 : b26e6d4ee908e8de9f650b15dec68f55 SHA1 : 35e5688b635552a45cc59fbc365467147f37a458 [Software Title] US="Windows XP Home Edition SP3 US with SATA" [Label] HP_OS_RESTORE [US.Software Description] Operating System Recovery Solution http://bayimg.com/gAOBPaAfj Source torrent: tpb/torrent/10303395/
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Topics: torrent, archiveteam, HP OEM, OEM CD, OEM WINDOWS
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:73f6042a99c5d96483eecf1eecbeb46279b9544b
CD-ROM Software Library 41,668 42K Half Life: Game Of The Year Edition Mar 26, 2016 03/16 by Sierra Studios software
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This re-release of  Half Life  contains new multiplayer 3D models, new multiplayer maps, and  Team Fortress Classic , all of which can also be downloaded separately. (I think Half Life: Game of the Year Edition is FULLY-WORKED of Windows 8 Pro!) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GAME! (Works for Windows 8 Pro)...
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Topic: valve
CD-ROM Software Library 41,590 42K SimCity2000_Special_Edition_(Maxis-EA)(Eng) Jul 18, 2014 07/14 data
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SimCity2000_Special_Edition_(Maxis-EA)(Eng)
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Linux Distributions 41,379 41K ISO images of the RedHat 6.1 release media Jul 2, 2013 07/13 software
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The release ISO images of RedHat 6.1.
Topics: linux, redhat
CD-ROM Software Library 37,297 37K Magic The Gathering 2010 Edition PC ISO Jun 8, 2017 06/17 software
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A fan reimplementation of the original MicroProse Magic: The Gathering PC game, updated with community patches and 64bit Windows support. "In March 2009, after the manalink.de forum had been down for some time, many contributors relocated to the Collectible Card Game Headquarters (CCGHQ) forum at SlightlyMagic.net, where development continues. More than 2,000 cards (the limit imposed by the original program) are now playable, by swapping different groups of cards in and out of the game. A...
Topics: microprose, game, iso, magic, mtg, planeswalkers, pc, 2010
34,245 34K Exploded CD-ROMs collection 31 ITEMS 34,245 VIEWS Mar 4, 2016 03/16 collection
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"Exploded" CD-ROMs are CD-ROM images that have been gone through and remixed into modern playable materials, like texts, audio, video and so on, in the Internet Archive's players.
Shareware CD-ROMs 33,284 33K Hall of Fame CD-ROM (Ellis Enterprises, Inc.) Jun 11, 2010 06/10 software
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Hall of Fame CD-ROM Volume #1 from Ellis Enterprises, Inc. 4205 McAuley Blvd., #385, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. Includes sections for: Archiving, Australia, Basic, Bible, Business, CD-ROM, Communications, Database, DOS, Disk Utilities, Education, Science Education, File and Disk Utilities, Fonts, Games, GIF, Graphics, Hard Drive Utilities, Home, Icons, LAN, Miscellaneous, Oilfields, PCjr, PC Magazine, Printing Utilities, Programming, Pascal, Qbasic, RBBS, QBBS, Screensavers, Spreadsheets,...
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: CD-BBS, Curtis Kemp, Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, Mike Woltz
CD-ROM Software Library 32,995 33K Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Version 2002)(Microsoft)(X08 26176) Jul 7, 2017 07/17 software
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Version 2002)(Microsoft)(X08 26176)
Linux Distributions 32,679 33K ISO images of the RedHat 7.2 release media Jul 2, 2013 07/13 software
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The release ISO images of RedHat 7.2.
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Topics: linux, redhat
CD-ROM Software Library 30,802 31K Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Evaluation Edition)(Microsoft)(2003) Jul 7, 2017 07/17 software
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Evaluation Edition)(Microsoft)(2003)
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30,190 30K PC Action CD-ROM Cover Discs collection 152 ITEMS 30,190 VIEWS Feb 26, 2013 02/13 collection
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Die PC Action (kurz PCA) war ein deutsches PC-Spiele-Magazin, herausgegeben von der Computec Media AG in Fürth. Die PC Action erschien monatlich, normalerweise am zweiten Mittwoch jeden Monats, und hatte pro Ausgabe etwa 150 Seiten, abhängig vor allem von der Anzahl aktuell erscheinender Spiele. Die Zeitschrift hatte einen humoristischen Einschlag. Mit der Ausgabe 01/2013 stellte Computec Media die Zeitschrift ein.
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection 28,798 29K Source Code CDROM from Walnut Creek Software Jun 11, 2010 06/10 software
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Source Code CD-ROM from Walnut Creek CDROM. Over 600 megabytes of source code for Unix and MSDOS. Includes the Usenet Archives for alt.sources and comp.sources, the Simtel-20 Unix-C Archive and a large collection of MS-DOS source code. From Walnut Creek CDROM, 1547 Palos Verdes Mall, Suite 260, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. March, 1992.
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Topics: CD-BBS, Curtis Kemp, Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, Mike Woltz
CD-ROM Software Library 28,769 29K Microsoft Windows NT Workstation (4.0) (Microsoft) (1996) Feb 17, 2016 02/16 software
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Microsoft Windows NT Workstation (4.0) (Microsoft) (1996)
CD-ROM Software Library 28,642 29K Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition (90846) (Microsoft) (1996) Aug 15, 2016 08/16 software
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Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition (90846) (Microsoft) (1996)
CD-ROM Software Library 27,549 28K Ms-Dos Version 7.1 cd image Jul 22, 2016 07/16 by Microsoft software
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This is the re-release form the China Dos Union from 1996
Topic: msdos
Shareware CD-ROMs 27,349 27K 100 Great Games for Windows95 Mar 26, 2014 03/14 software
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100 Great Games for Windows95
Shareware CD-ROMs 27,176 27K Gigabyte Shareware Jun 14, 2010 06/10 software
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World's largest collection of recent, virus-free IBM-PC shareware and public domain software. Well over one gigabyte in 10,000 zip files. Easy menu access. Sections include Communications Programs, Entertainment, Systems Utilities, Screen Utilities, Printer Utilities, Disk Utilities, File Utilities, Keyboard Utilities, Windows Applications, Cad Programs, Lotus Applications, Games of all Sorts, Misc Programs, Virus Checking Programs, Database Programs, Graphics Programs, Dos And Patches, Misc...
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Topics: CD-BBS, Curtis Kemp, Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, Mike Woltz
26,642 27K CU Amiga Magazine Coverdiscs collection 27 ITEMS 26,642 VIEWS Feb 2, 2015 02/15 collection
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Cover CD-ROMs from CU Amiga magazine.
Topic: Amiga software
26,291 26K The Triada CD and DVD Collection collection 158 ITEMS 26,291 VIEWS Jul 27, 2017 07/17 by Triada collection
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Triada was a Russian CD and DVD-ROM Compilation group that flourished in the late 1990s to early 2000s. Компания «Triada» — один из представителей «позднего этапа» развития деятельности пиратских игровых издателей, работавших на территории СНГ. Среди всей продукции издательства игры занимали доминирующую позицию,...
Shareware CD-ROMs 25,784 26K MasterClips 150000 Clip-Arts Mar 26, 2014 03/14 software
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MasterClips 150000 Clip-Arts
25,174 25K The AOL CD-ROM Collection collection 263 ITEMS 25,174 VIEWS Jul 10, 2017 07/17 by America On-Line collection
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In the early 1990s, the service provider America On-Line (AOL) initiated a new "carpet-bombing" approach to acquiring new members, sending free CD-ROMs throughout the USA offering trial access to the service. This approach grew AOL from 200,000 accounts to over 22 million. Along the way, millions of CD-ROMs were produced for AOL, at one point representing 50% of all CDs being manufactured worldwide. As a result, millions of CDs landed in the world and went to all sorts of locations,...
CD-ROM Software Library 24,566 25K Microsoft Office XP Version 2002 (X08 15447)(Microsoft)(2001) Jul 7, 2017 07/17 software
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Microsoft Office XP Version 2002 (X08 15447)(Microsoft)(2001)
CD-ROM Software Library 24,500 25K Picture it! Express Version 7.0 (Microsoft) (2001) Jun 19, 2015 06/15 software
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Picture it! Express Version 7.0 (Microsoft) (2001)
24,213 24K Power Play CD-ROM Cover Discs collection 63 ITEMS 24,213 VIEWS Feb 24, 2013 02/13 collection
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Cover CD-ROMs from Power Play Magazine.
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection 23,959 24K GIFs Galore CDROM, from Walnut Creek Software Jun 14, 2010 06/10 software
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GIFs Galore CD-ROM from Walnut Creek Software. Thousands of Full Color GIF Images, with viewers for MSDOS, Mac, Amiga, Unix, Atari ST, etc. Subjects include: abstract, art, aviation, birds, boats, buildngs, cars, cartoon, cats, clip_art, compart, dogs, fantasy, fish, flowers, food, fractals, frogs, hunks, insects, logos, mammals, maps, military, misc, movie, nature, people, places, raytrace, reptiles, sci_fi, space, sports, startrek, starwars, swimsuit, technlgy, test, things, trains, tv,...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: CD-BBS, Curtis Kemp, Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, Mike Woltz
CD-ROM Software Library 23,733 24K AutoCAD Architecture 2010 (64 Bit)(Autodesk)(185B1 05A001 P402A)(2009) Jul 7, 2017 07/17 software
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AutoCAD Architecture 2010 (64 Bit)(Autodesk)(185B1 05A001 P402A)(2009)
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CD-ROM Software Library 22,975 23K iPhoto Plus 4 May 30, 2015 05/15 by Ulead Systems, Inc. software
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Have the urge to send christmas cards showing you and and your family this year? Want to create personalized invitations for your next party? How about a calendar with your picture on it? Why not? iPhoto Plus 4 is the software that lets you have fun and achieve great on-screen and printed results with photos and photo-based documents. Featuring hot performance, an innovative interface and over 50 built-in templates, iPhoto Plus 4 makes it fast, fun and easy to create impressive photos for...
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Topics: ulead, iphoto plus, photo, image, editing, image editors, image tools, multimedia
22,258 22K PC Format Coverdiscs collection 61 ITEMS 22,258 VIEWS Apr 12, 2016 04/16 collection
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Coverdiscs for PC Format magazine by Future Publishing.
CD-ROM Software Library 22,096 22K Axis and Allies - Win95 Game - (Hasbro)(Eng) Sep 1, 2014 09/14 software
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Axis and Allies - Win95 Game - (Hasbro)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library 21,819 22K MS Age of Empires 2 The Age of Kings (1999)(Eng) Feb 8, 2018 02/18 software
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MS Age of Empires 2 The Age of Kings (1999)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library 21,759 22K Kid Pix Studio Deluxe Apr 16, 2015 04/15 by Broderbund software
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CD-ROM software for Windows 3.1/95 and Macintosh.
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Topics: Windows 3.1 CD-ROM, Windows 95 CD-ROM, Macintosh CD-ROM, Creativity CD-ROM
CD-ROM Software Library 21,378 21K XXX Women Disk 7 Mar 20, 2016 03/16 software
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XXX Women Disk 7
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Puppy Linux 20,763 21K Puppy_Linux_Puppy_Arcade Sep 26, 2013 09/13 by sc0ttman software
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A collection gaming puppies from sc0ttman which are based on puppy 4.2, TurboPup Xtreme with kernel 2.6.25.16 more details here: http://puppylinuxnews.org/puplets/puppy-linux-arcade/?category=puplets/puppy-linux-arcade/
Topics: Puppy Linux, Puppy Arcade, Games, Emulators, 4.2, TurboPup Xtreme, sc0ttman
CD-ROM Software Library 20,430 20K Al_Quran_Al_Kareim Jul 19, 2012 07/12 data
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CD-ROM Software Library 20,170 20K Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition Trial (Microsoft) (1997) Jun 19, 2015 06/15 software
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CD-ROM Software Library 20,107 20K Windows 95 OSR 2.5 (Português BR) Aug 23, 2017 08/17 by Microsoft texts
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O  Microsoft Windows 95  (codinome  Chicago ) é um  sistema operacional  de 16/32 bits criado pela empresa  Microsoft . Lançado em  24 de agosto  de  1995 , o Windows 95 revolucionou o mercado de sistemas operacionais e passou a vir instalado por padrão com o  MS-DOS  7.0 (e não mais separado, como era antes), sendo o principal lançamento da empresa na  década de 1990 . Entre outras coisas, efetivava o  sistema de arquivos   FAT-16  (ou VFAT). Os ficheiros (arquivos)...
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Installation and Driver CD-ROMs 19,607 20K LG SuperMulti DVD-R Drive CD-Install Disc - Windows Jul 1, 2016 07/16 software
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CD-ROM Software Library 18,645 19K Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP (Eng) Nov 7, 2016 11/16 software
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CD-ROM Software Library 18,577 19K Tomb Raider 4 The Last Revelation - Windows95 (Eidos)(Eng) Sep 7, 2015 09/15 software
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Shareware CD-ROMs 18,551 19K Win95 Game Sampler CD-ROM Apr 14, 2012 04/12 by Microsoft software
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Games included: Activision's Atari 2600 Action Packs 1, 2, & 3 by Activision Al Unser Jr. Arcade Racing by Mindscape Command Aces of the Deep(Video demo) by Sierra On-Line Inc Arcade America by 7th Level Inc Battle Beast by 7th Level Inc Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity(Video Demo) by Viacom New Media Activision's Commodore 64 15 Pack by Activision The Daedalus Encounter(Video Demo) by Virgin Interactive & Mechadeus Dogz by Virgin Interactive Doom 95 by id Software Double...
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Shareware CD-ROMs 18,471 18K Galaxy of Games Mar 1, 2012 03/12 by eGames software
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Get ready for action-packed fun with this "best ever" collection of 50 full featured games. With hundreds of levels, incredible, graphics and amazing sounds, Galaxy of Games promises to provide hours of non-stop excitement! This all new Galaxy of Games contains an award-winning assemblage of all-time favorite games including Blast Thru, MahJongg Master, Galactic Patrol and Solitaire. Choose from many different categories such as: Arcade Puzzle Board Strategy Cards Word System...
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CD-ROM Software Library 18,199 18K Plumbers Don't Wear Ties Lost PC Version Mar 21, 2017 03/17 by Kirin Entertainment, United Pixtures, Michael Anderson software
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Plumbers don't wear ties PC CD-ROM (rare lost version) Publication info: Glendale, CA: United Pixtures, 1993 Written by Michael Anderson Description: A game of skill with the opposite sex. The right moves will unite plumber John and daddy's girl Jane Audience: Not suitable for children under age 13, contains nudity and sexual content and bad language System Requirements: IBM-compatible computer, 386 or higher processor, 33 MHZ or faster, 2 MB free RAM; Windows 3.1; VGA/EGA with 256 color...
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Installation and Driver CD-ROMs 17,941 18K Nero 7 Essentials Feb 6, 2014 02/14 by Nero AG software
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Nero Burning ROM, commonly called Nero, is an optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows by Nero AG (formerly Ahead Software) located in Germany. This CD is a stripped down OEM version of Nero 7, that was bundled with a DVD burner.
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CD-ROM Software Library 17,792 18K MS Flight Simulator 2004 Un Siecle Aviation French Version - Windows (FRE) Sep 7, 2015 09/15 software
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MS Flight Simulator 2004 Un Siecle Aviation French Version - Windows (FRE)
Community Texts 17,708 18K asfoura114 Jan 7, 2012 01/12 data
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Fetching more results DESCRIPTION One of the most historically important artifacts to come from the home computer telecommunications revolution was shareware CDs, compact discs put out by companies containing hundreds of megabytes of shareware. Initially containing less than the full capacity of the discs (600mb, later 700mb) these items eventually began brimming with any sort of computer data that could be packaged and sold. As material "ran out", that is, as sellers of these CDs found they were unable to easily find shareware programs and files, the hunt began to track down every last file and item that could make the quarterly or monthly quota. As a result, many otherwise-lost pieces of computer history were gathered up in the trawling nets of these individuals and companies and were preserved for future generations.

Some computer bulletin board services would attach banks of CD-ROM drives to their machines to allow users to access the discs, allowing the system operators (SysOps) to claim the BBS had thousands of files available. For this market, CD makers would declare their CDs "BBS Ready", meaning an easily-readable directory of file descriptions was located on the CDs to be read by the BBS software.

While many of the CDs contain shareware programs, a number branched into music, graphics, animations and movies. Additionally, the advent of an internet open to the general public heralded massive collected sets of files which CD makers happily mirrored and made available to the BBS market. Eventually, as operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD became more widely available, CDs were perfect distribution mechanisms for the very large libraries and file collections associated with them.

A number of the initial CD images for this collection came courtesy of the CD BBS of Twin Falls, Idaho, operated by Mark Fugitt (sysop) and Mike Laybourn (remote sysop). The system used a Harris 286 CPU operating at 20MHZ, two 65 Megabit Seagate RLL hard drives and a Dennon CD player that used a "cart" to hold the CD. The BBS was started using RBBS software, a single phone line with 2400 baud modem and a shareware CD.

Additional donations of CD-ROMs have come from Erik Pederson, Peter Simpson, Chuck Gilbert, Koos van den Hout, MCbx, Jason Scott, Tim Hazel, and others.

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