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Shareware CD-ROMs

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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This compilation disc, bundled with the book "CD-MOM: The Mother of all Windows Books CD Version", contains a wide selection of Windows 3.1 shareware, demos, drivers, icons, and other ephemera which are now very difficult to find online. One such example being version 1.3 of the hard-to-search-for shareware utility "Plug-ins for Program Manager" (A.K.A. Plugin or Plug-in) by David Mandell and Plannet Crafters, which retrofits Program Manager with features such as...
Topics: shareware, compilation, windows 3.1, win16, software, utilities, icons, fonts, sampler, drivers,...