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Newshell, or the "Shell Technology Preview Update", is a shell update for Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 that gives it the appearance and desktop from Windows 95. Newshell is a beta product, and only meant to demonstrate how the upcoming NT 4 would look.


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Originally written by Symantec and sold as Symantec Antivrus for Macintosh, it became part of the "Norton" branded products sold by Symantec after they acquired Peter Norton Computing. Norton Anti-Virus became a popular product on DOS, Windows, and Macintosh (SAM was renamed to NAV in 1998) and battled the then-new threat of malicious software. In 2015, Symantec unified their security product lineup under the single "Norton Security" product. It was also bundled with Norton SystemWorks.


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Norton Backup, from Symantec, is a fast and easy to use backup tool for MS-DOS. The original 1.0 suffered from reliability problems, but these were fixed in 1.1. It does not include a backup scheduler. It competed against backup utilities such as PC Tools Deluxe PC Backup, Taketwo Manager, Gazelle Systems Back-It, Backup Pro, FastBack Plus, and Keep Track Plus.


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Norton Commander is a MS-DOS based file shell that was widely popular due to it's two column design. You could easily copy and move files between one folder or another, execute DOS commands and more. It competed against many other file managers including Gazelle Q-DOS and Xtree


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Crash Guard is a tool that prevents misbehaving application programs from completely freezing the Windows user interface, in some cases can "unfreeze" a program, and recover the data you were working with. Crash Guard Deluxe also includes a number of additional tools to help improve the stability of a Windows system. This includes a system checker, virus scanner, hard drive integrity scanner, disk optimizer, software updater, registry scanner, and disk space manager.


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Norton Desktop is a powerful desktop shell and file manager bundled with many additional tools. There are versions for both DOS and Microsoft Windows.


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Norton NT Tools was a precursor to the Norton Utilities for NT. It does not contain disk utilities associated with the Norton Utilities, but instead includes some of the higher level tools.


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Norton Personal Firewall is a software product that helps protect computers against threats from the Internet at the TCP/IP protocol level.


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Norton SystemWorks was a utility software suite by Symantec Corp. It integrates three of Symantec's most popular products – Norton Utilities, Norton CrashGuard and Norton AntiVirus – into one program designed to simplify solving common PC issues. Backup software was added later to high-end editions. SystemWorks was innovative in that it combined several applications into an all-in-one software for managing computer health, thus saving significant costs and time often spent on using different unrelated programs.


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The Norton Utilities is a suite of disk and system utilities designed to enhance system performance and stability. It started off as a set of disk utilities written by Peter Norton, and later was sold by Symantec. It competed against Central Point PC Tools and the Mace Utilities. In 2003, Norton Utilities was merged with Norton SystemWorks, but later split back out.


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Omnipage is an optical character recognition (scanned image) application that can export to a number of document formats. It was often bundled with scanners.


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Omniview 386 was a multitasking application manager for DOS produced by Sunny Hill Software in the late 1980's. Version 4.11 was reviewed in the February 13, 1989 issue of InfoWorld.


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Open Access III is a DOS based integrated office suite that includes a database, word processor, spreadsheet, statistical analysis, graphics, telecommunications and a C style custom application programming language.


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OPTune is a disk optimizer, file system repair tool, and disk tester. It also includes an tool that can change the low-level format sector interleave on MFM/RLL drives, similar to Spinrite.


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Oracle Discoverer is an ad-hock reporting tool used with Oracle databases. It can view and edit data and produce reports and graphs.


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Oracle Office 2.0 is a groupware solution from Oracle, similar to Lotus Notes or WordPerfect Office (Groupware), but uses Oracle's database as a backend and includes database functionality in addition to document processing. It featured the ability to connect thousands of users at once. This software later became "Oracle Documents".


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Oracle Server is an enterprise grade database used in many corporations. Oracle makes current versions of their software avaialble for download, but older versions usually disappear.


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Outside In, from Systems Compatibility Corp, is a TSR file viewer that can copy and paste blocks of text from documents in to DOS applications.


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Packard Bell Navigator is an alternate user interface that replaces the Windows 3.1 Program Manager shell. It presents the content of your computer as a series of rooms.


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Palindrome Network Archivist is an enterprise server program to back up Novell NetWare servers onto tape drives.


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PaperPort is a document management system frequently bundled with scanners. It can OCR scanned documents and convert them to PDF.


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Parsons Atomic Clock is a fancy utility for synchronizing your computers clock with a time server, either via modem or to an internet time server. Features include an audio spoken clock, time drift estimates, daytime map, lunar phase events, and customizable time counters.


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Partition Commander is a Wizard based partition and disk utilization tool. It supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HPFS, and some Unix file systems.
It runs in real-mode DOS and installs from only two floppy disks. It competed directly against Partition Magic. Memory Commander, a 386 Expanded/Extended Memory Manager.


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Partition-It, from Quarterdeck, is a partitioning tool that features a native Windows 95 32-bit application. It was later acquired by Symantec. Partition-It competed against Partition Magic.


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A tool from PowerQuest, and later Symantec, that enables manipulation of partitions through its own bootable media. PartitionMagic can shrink, grow, or move partitions without the need to backup and restore files in that partition. It supported a variety of file systems, and the core DOS-based parition tool fit on a bootable 1.44mb floppy disk. It was extremely popular, and made installing or removing multiple OSes much easier.