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CD-ROM Software Collection

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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texts
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movies
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
39
2014
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Topics & Subjects
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Windows 3.1 CD-ROM
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Puppy Linux
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CD
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Windows 95 CD-ROM
367
Macintosh CD-ROM
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future publishing
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microsoft
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dennis publishing
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hobby press
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gti / schatztruhe
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English
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Italian
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Russian
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CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plné hry na cd1 Simon the Sorcerer 2, na cd2 Dark Colony
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, dark colony, simon the sorcerer, simon the sorcerer 2
CD-ROM Software Library
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The Land Before Tim Movie Book (Win31)(1996)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Intuit TurboTax State California Year 2002 (Windows)(2002)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k únorovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Earthworm Jim 3D
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Earthworm Jim 3D
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k březnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 a cd3 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Oddworld, Oddworld Abes Exoddus
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k zářijovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Messiah
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Messiah
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k zářijovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Starshot
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Starshot
Intuit TurboTax Personal & Small Business Tax Year 2014 (WinMac)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Barbie Software for Girls Riding Club (Win95)(1998)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Ve stínu havrana
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Ve stínu havrana, In the Raven Shadow
Intuit TurboTax Home & Business Tax Year 2010 (WinMac)(2010)(Eng)
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Plane Crazy
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Plane Crazy
CD-ROM Software Library
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http://web.ama-lingua.com/web/20110602042957/http://www.windowsnews.fr
Topic: windows news
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha ke květnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 MDK2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, MDK2
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Wetrix
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Wetrix
CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 a cd3 Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Might and Magic VII, Might and Magic 7
CD-ROM Software Library
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Belkin Wireless Network Card F5D7010 Driver CD
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CD příloha k červnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Hidden and Dangerous
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Ignition
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Ignition
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k únorovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 V-Rally
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, V-Rally
CD-ROM Software Library
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This is a copy of a software that came with the Spy Shot Digital Camera, a small and incredibly cheap digital camera made with Children as it's target audience. Interestingly, the camera could also be used as a webcam while plugged in, which is rather uncommon for digital cameras.
Topics: Spy Shot, Digital Camera, Webcam, Software, Installation Disc, Sakar International, Inc, 2006
CD-ROM Software Library
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Davidson Learning Center Phonics Ages 7 9 (Win31Mac)(1999)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k prosincovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Team Factor
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Team Factor
CD-ROM Software Library
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SoftKey BodyWorks v4 (Macintosh)(1995)(Eng)
CD-ROM which contains drivers for the following series of printers: HP Deskjet D1300, D2300, D4100/Photosmart A310, A430, A510, A610, A710, D5060, D5100, D6100, D7100, D7300
Topics: printer, CD-ROM, drivers
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Seven Kingdoms
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Seven Kingdoms
CD-ROM Software Library
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Battlefield V [2018] [PC repack] GAME
Topic: Battlefield V [2018] [PC repack] GAME
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:7bddc88230cbded8ffe0693afb4a11b8c8b9d363
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k červencovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Dark Vengeance
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Dark Vengeance
California State University San Marcos 2010 2012 Catalog (PDF)(2010)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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DeLorme Map'n'Go v2.0 (Win31Win32s)(1996)(Eng)
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Gunlok
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Gunlok
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CD příloha k červencovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 State of War
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, State of War
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2003 Plná hra na cd2 Hostile Waters
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Hostile Waters
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD USA 16 Million Businesses PhoneBook (Win31)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Samsung DVD Writer BG68-01353A REV. 02
Topic: DVD
Individual Software Inc Organize Quick & Easy v4 (Win95)(2001)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Crusaders of Might and Magic
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Crusaders of Might and Magic
CD příloha k prosincovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd1 Eastside Hockey Manager, na cd2 King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Eastside Hockey Manager, Kings Quest, Kings Quest VIII, Kings Quest 8
CD-ROM Software Library
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HP DeskJet 882C Printer Software Win31 9x NT Mac (Eng)
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CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Daikatana
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Daikatana
CD-ROM Software Library
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OnHand Software Texas Hold'Em (Windows)(2004)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Nikon ViewNX 2 Multilanguage (WinMac)(2014)
John Hopkins University Heatlh Alumni Directory 1999 (Win95Mac)(1999)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Requiem: Avenging Angel
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Requiem Avenging Angel
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CD příloha k červencovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Croc
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Croc
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Soul Reaver 
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Soul Reaver
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha ke květnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Fallout 2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Fallout, Fallout 2
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k únorovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Darkseed 2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Darkseed, Darkseed 2
CD-ROM Software Library
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MediaNow CD & DVD Burning Suite (Win2000)(2006)(Eng)
McGraw Hill Marketing 7th Edition Students Resource CDROM (2002)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2000 (Win95NT4)(1999)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k červnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Kingpin
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Kingpin
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CD příloha k červnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Heroes of Might and Magic 2, homam, homam 2
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CD příloha k zářijovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 Flying Corps
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Flying Corps
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 Conquest of the New World
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Conquest of the New World
CD-ROM Software Library
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2007 Nikon Software Suite
Topic: Nikon Software
CD-ROM Software Library
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Focus Essential Word Games (Win31)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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WorldSmart SAT Math v1 (Win95)(1999)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 X-Com: Apocalypse
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, xcom apocalypse, xcom
CD-ROM Software Library
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Quicken Family Lawyer 2000 (Win95NT)(1999)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Cisco IEEE 802.11n WLAN mini USB Adapter Installation CD Comes in a Mini CD-ROM. XP/Vista/Win7 - 1086.5.1111.2009 Linux - v2.6.0005.20091112.P4 Mac OS X:Driver:1064 UI:1.7.0
Topics: Cisco, WLAN, Wireless, USB, CD, Installation, Mini CD-ROM
CD-ROM Software Library
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Compaq Perfomance Upgrade (Windows)(1998)(Eng)
CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Might and Magic, Might and Magic VI
CD-ROM Software Library
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Assassins Creed Odyssey [2018]-[PC]-[repack]
Topic: Assassins Creed Odyssey [2018]-[PC]-[repack]
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:653e220978ef9654d82aa5e80d5d654e6df8821c
CD-ROM Software Library
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Davidson Math Blaster Ages 4 6 (Win31Mac)(1997)(Eng)
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CD příloha k dubnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 MDK
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, MDK
CD-ROM Software Library
by Sakar International, Inc.
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This is the software install disc for various Vivitar Digital Cameras.
Topics: Vivitar Experience, Image Manager, Camera, Software, Installation Disc, CD-ROM
KA OEM My First Encyclopedia SpiderMan Cartoon Maker (Win31)(1995)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Sierra Front Page Sports Golf 1998 Edition (Win95)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Bicycle Bridge (Win31)(1996)(Eng)
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Media King Entertainment Mahjong Gold (Win95)(1998)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CompuServe Demo Windows Version (Win31)(1994)(Eng)
Sierra Kidsoft The Incredible Toon Machine Macintosh (1996)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k dubnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Hexplore
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Hexplore
CD-ROM Software Library
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Disney Ariels Story Studio (Win95Mac)(1997)(Eng)