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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 ...



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16 Million Businesses Phone Book (1998 Edition) (CD USA) (1998)
Shareware CD-ROMs
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1996MODS
Shareware CD-ROMs
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2000 Mb Games Collection is a compilation of two demo CDs bundled together. This collection contains PC Games Greatest Hits 1994 and Pc Games Greatest Hits 1995/1. More than 250 game demos & shareware on these two discs.
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Topics: game demos, shareware, compilation
Shareware CD-ROMs
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25 Mega Hit Games (Micro Star) (1996)
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From "readme.txt": About this CD-rom: Shareware: Most of the software on this disc is shareware which means that you are free to use the software for a limited time or under certain conditions. Please see each softwares documentation for conditions of usage.   How to use: Most of the software on this disc is in a compressed format. To use the software you need to copy itïs file(s) to your hard disk and decompress it. The files for decompression can be found in the comp directory of...
Topics: PC CD-ROM, Shareware, MS-DOS, Windows 3.1
Shareware CD-ROMs
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88 Million Households Phone Book - 1998 Edition (CD USA)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by M.u.C.S.
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PD and shareware for all Atari/TOS computers, including five full versions.
Topics: atari, atari st, public domain, cd, shareware, cdrom
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Maxon
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"Atari ST Computer Public Domain Software" was the first CD for Atari computers, compiled out of the PD collection of German Atari magazine ST-Computer and released by Atari. The CD was released to coincide with the release of Atari's CDAR 504 drive. 
Topics: atari st, cd
MCSE Exam 70 228 Microsoft SQLServer 2000 Administration (Microsoft) (2001)
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Sharewarová/freewarová kompilace Koruna Česká od MEDIA trade. Shareware/Freeware compilation with Czech pc games and software from 1996. Mastering code: 1197 Mastering SID: IFPI LA41 Obsah: Hry: Bad Toys v1.0                 BADTOYS badtoys.exe WIN Bad Toys je akční hra pod Windows podobná Wolfenstein 3D. Potlačte vzpouru oživlých hraček, které vás ohrožují v bludišti obchodního domu. Belegost                     ...
Topic: shareware
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Magister Tecnologias Ltda.
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Tested in 32-bit WINE set to Windows 98 with DirectX9 installed via winetricks. Instructions: mount the ISO file, run the executable, install preferred games. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
Topics: Windows, Game, Software, Shareware
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Nomad Editora Ltda.
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Tested in 32-bit WINE set to Windows 98 with DirectX9 installed via winetricks. Instructions: mount the ISO file, run the executable, install preferred games. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
Topics: Windows, Game, Software, Shareware
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Shareware CD-ROMs
by MINERVA Information Services
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MINERVA 3 Shareware CD-ROM collection
Topics: Windows 3.1 CD-ROM, MS-DOS CD-ROM
Shareware CD-ROMs
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MORE - Dosgames 2.0 
Topics: Shareware, MDOSGAMES
Shareware CD-ROMs
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MPC Wizard 2.0 Test and Tune Up (SoftKey) (1994)
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection
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MS DOS Archives Volume One (Walnut Creek)
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MS Windows CD ROM (Walnut Creek) (April 1992)
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Help files from MSDN 2005
Topics: tycoon soft, msdn, tycoonsoft, library, developer, help, chm
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Help files from MSDN 2005
Topics: tycoon soft, msdn, tycoonsoft, library, developer, help, chm
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Help files from MSDN 2005
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Topics: tycoon soft, msdn, tycoonsoft, library, developer, help, chm
MSN - It's Better with the Butterfly - MSN 8 - Install Today (Microsoft) (X09-01625) (2002)
MSN - New MSN Internet Access - Make MSN Your Home Now (X06-18759) (Microsoft) (2000)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Software Solutions
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A stunning array of arcade action style games and all on a single CD! In this collection, you get it all: fast paced sports, addictive intrigue & only the most exciting games for the Mac! Titles Include: 3 in 3 Dropper 3D Tetris Billiards 8-Ball Arena Carmen Sandiego Carmen Sandiego - U.S.A. Siege & Conquest Civilization Classic Tennis Cybernation Deadend Dreamlight Magneto MAC Skiing Grizzly Baseball - PRO Brickout Marathon OXYD Prince of Persia Wolfenstein And much much more! Many of...
Topics: games, macintosh, prince of persia, carmen sandiego, powerPC
Shareware CD-ROMs
data

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Shareware CD-ROMs
by Aztech New Media Corp.
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Kids' Games Beetle Run Coloring Book Concentroids Peekaboo Real Domino Effect Snood Sound Toy Card, Board & Puzzle Games Card Table Classic Gin Rummy Flaps Flower Puzzle Genius Ghost Hearts Deluxe Lites Out Momentum RChess Ultimate Craps Wacky Wheel XWords
Topics: shareware, Macintosh software
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Aztech New Media Corp.
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Home & Office
Topics: shareware, Macintosh software
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Aztech New Media Corp.
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Multimedia
Topics: shareware, Macintosh software
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Aztech New Media Corp.
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Internet & Utilities
Topics: shareware, Macintosh software
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MacHack 15 - The Voyage Of Darwin - June 2000
Topics: Macintosh, Mac, MacHack
Shareware CD-ROMs
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MacHack Historical Archives - 1818-1999
Topics: Macintosh, Mac, MacHack
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Aztech New Media Corp.
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"We have searched the shareware world for the very best games, business, home and graphic programs for the Mac. The value contained in this compilation is unsurpsassed. The graphics and sound quality matches, or exceeds, many of today's commercial packages. This selection includes arcade action games, control panels, system extensions, desk accessories, education and more."
Topics: mac, macintosh, macos, shareware, apple, cdrom
MacUser Exclusive The 20 Best Mac Shareware Programs of 1997 (Ziff Davis)(1997)
Shareware CD-ROMs
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MacWorld CD ROM Online (Hot Shareware)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Haarlems Uitgeef Bedrijf B.V.
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Macintosh Mania CD-ROM, containing shareware and freeware software, games, art, fonts, sounds, and movies; ranges from the mid 1980's to 1995. Originally sold in stores in the Netherlands in 1995. Compiled in 1995 by Haarlems Uitgeef Bedrijf B.V.
Topics: cd-bbs, shareware, macintosh, haarlems uitgeef bedrijf b.v., freeware
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( 1 reviews )
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Haarmels Uitgeef Bedrifj B.V.
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Macintosh Mania II CD-ROM, containing shareware and freeware software, games, art, fonts, sounds, and movies; ranges from the mid 1980's to 1995. Originally sold in stores in the Netherlands in 1995. Compiled in 1995 by Haarlems Uitgeef Bedrijf B.V.
Topics: macintosh, shareware, freeware, cd-bbs, haarlems uitgeef bedrifj
Macromedia Multimedia Showcase 5.1 (Macromedia) (1996)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by TFC Software
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Amiga CD-ROM compilation of ball-related games, such as Crazy Balls , Maniac Ball and Marbles! .
Topic: Amiga CD-ROM
Shareware CD-ROMs
by TFC Software
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Amiga CD-ROM collection of games inspired by classic arcade titles.
Topic: Amiga CD-ROM
Madeline and the Magnificent Puppet Show (Creative Wonders) (1995)
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Magazyn Amiga. Miesięcznik fanów komputera Amiga – miesięcznik wydawany w latach 1992-1997 przez Wydawnictwo Lupus, a w latach 1997-1999 (dokładniej: od numeru 11/1997 do 08/1999) przez Wydawnictwo MMM. Był to największym polskim miesięcznikiem poświęconym komputerom Amiga.
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Wydawnictwo Lupus
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This is a cover CD for "Magazyn Enter" computer magazine issued in Poland by Wydawnictwo Lupus. Issue 04/99 - CD2
Topics: Wydawnictwo Lupus, enter, magazyn enter, pc, computers, cover cd, it, shareware, compact disk image
The DOOM Level CD Collection
by Laser Magic
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Magic & Mayhem for Heretic.  1500 new Heretic Levels!
Topics: video games, DOOM, first-person shooter, Heretic
Shareware CD-ROMs
by LaserSoft
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This is a collection of 2500 levels for Heretic collected off the internet. There is no interface though, just levels as files on the cdrom with instructions on how to copy them to the Heretic directory and launch them with the commandline.
Topics: video games, Heretic, first-person shooter
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Shareware CD-ROMs
by PC Computing
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Magic For Windows (PC Computing) D45E
Topics: PC Computing, windows, shareware, CD
Shareware CD-ROMs
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DOS & Windows Shareware
Topics: Shareware, NMV, Nova Media Verlag
Shareware CD-ROMs
by GTI / Schatztruhe
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Collection of "magic eye"-style stereogram images in GIF, BMP and IFF-ILBM formats.
Topic: stereograms
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Collection of Desktop Publishing software and resources for the Amiga. "On this unique CD-ROM Set you will find all you need to create nice looking documents. If you want to write a book, if you want to design a poster, if you want to create WWW-Pages for the Internet or layout a magazine, all you need you will find on this marvelous CD-ROM. There are more than 10000 Fonts (Colour Fonts, Bitmap Fonts, IFF-Fonts, Adobe Fonts, IntelliFonts, Truetype Fonts and DMF Fonts), more than 5000...
Topics: Desktop Publishing, Amiga software, Fonts, Final Writer (Amiga word processor), Wordworth (Amiga...
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Magic for Windows (PC Computing) (1999)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Magicom Multimedia
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This CD-ROM includes: Armageddon by Mirinae Software Inc. Darn-It by Vikram Madan Fighter by Mirinae Software Inc. Full Metal Jacket by Mirinae Software Inc. Halloween Harry by Apogee Software Izmir by Mirinae Software Inc.
Topic: shareware
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Magicom Multimedia
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This CD-ROM includes: Escape from Delirium by Virtual X-perience Software Adventure Gamer for Windows by Pepys Ltd. Lone Eagle: Colombian Encounter by Lone Eagle Productions Nahlakh by Tom Proudfoot Plague of the Moon by Rebelsoft The Infernal Tome by MVP Software
Topic: shareware
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Magicom Multimedia
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Topics: typing instruction, Windows software, MS-DOS software
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Magicom Multimedia Corp.; Software Creations; Kula Software; Celista Software; Epic MegaGames; Elson Embry
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From CD-ROM case: OK maestro, it's time to see how good you really are! This selection provides a fun and educational experience for beginning as well as more advanced musicians. With programs like EZPno and Story Maker, you can create music on your computer. With EZNote you can produce the sheet music of what you made. Not only can you practice the piano, but you can learn how to play the guitar with Guitar Teacher for Windows. Drum Blaster gives you a chance to get wild on the drums or create...
Topics: magic, com, magicom, multi, media, multimedia, multi-media, collection, on, cd, rom, cdrom, cd-rom,...
Magnum One (Mid-American Digital) (Disc Manufacturing)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Silberling
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Mailbox CD II Mailbox in minutes! 
Topics: Shareware, Silberling
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Major Stryker DOS 1993 for Windows 7 and above includes: Major Stryker Beta  August 17, 1992 Major Stryker v1.0 Shareware  January 28, 1993 Major Stryker v1.4 Retail CD-ROM February 20, 1993 (FormGen 1995) The Beta version was released as Freeware by Apogee in 2018 The Shareware v1.0 was released as Shareware by Apogee in 1993 The Retail v1.4 was released as Freeware by Apogee in 2006 added: Major Stryker v1.3 Shareware January 1, 1993 (Apogee claims this version was never released) Apogee...
Topics: Major Stryker, DOS, Shareware, Freeware, Retail
MapSend Topo for the United States (Magellan) (Version 4.20D) (2002)
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Maps Maps Maps - Zedcor (1995)
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Marantz PMD671 Manual CD
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Marble Blaster (eGames) (2003)
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Shareware CD-ROMs
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Master Class Visual C++ (WROX) (1995)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by International Software Values
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(C)1996 P/N 7249
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Topics: MS-DOS games, Windows games
Master Hacker (Internet and Computer Security and Terrorism) (Core Publishing Group) (2001)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Denise Etheridge; Janet Valade
software

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Dreamweaver 8, Trial Version For Windows 2000/XP and Mac. Flash Professional 8, Trial Version Fireworks 8, Trial Version
Topics: Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash
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MasterClips 150000 Clip-Arts
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Masterfile CD7 (Masterfile ) (2001)
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Math Blaster Ages 9-12 (Davidson) (1997)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Theatrix
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Math Heads (1996) from Theatrix. This game will teach you the fundamentals of math with computation, pre-algebra, word problems and fractions. This is like hollywood squares only much more fun. The problems are randomly generated and is different each time.
Topics: math Heads, Pre-Algebra, Word problems, hollywood squares, fractions, math computation
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Retro CDROM ISO
Topics: retro, cdrom, iso
Maxim Integrated Products Full Line Data Catalog (1998 Edition)(Version 2.0)(Maxim)
The DOOM Level CD Collection
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Maximum death for Doom II. 2400 levels The maximum Doom battle!
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Topics: archiveteam, shareware, doom