Why use an old software? Well in my case its because I want to achieve a task at hand without unnecessary fuss. Iâ€™m not the kind of person who upgrades his computer every 2 months so if the latest version of MSN messenger is too slow on my computer I just go back to using an older version!
In order to phase out older software, developers simply stop providing them on their site thus forcing the user to move to a newer version. This is where a service like Oldversion.com comes in.
It is a website that categorizes software by type and then for each software you will be given a list of all past versions available! In short its an archive for old software,Â you can peek into the digital history of a software and see how far it has come (eg. try looking up MSN messenger – barring the latest youâ€™ll find all of them, even Messenger 1.0 which is even smaller than half an MB!)
As a personal choice, I like using software that I Want to and not software that just is being shoved in front of me by the developer, so if Winamp ver 2.95 works well for me then Iâ€™d like to stick to that (ver 5 is for little girls anyway!) As the site wisely states: Newer is not always better!