Popular Category:Discontinued software

This category includes computer software that is no longer maintained, like:

  • Software that has been officially discontinued by the original developer and is not maintained by any other third party (like some kind of community)
  • The company that used to maintain it went bankrupt or ceased to exist for a variety of reasons, and no other company is going to maintain it (even if it was not officially discontinued)
  • Even if not (yet) officially "unmaintained" or "discontinued", software that has lots of serious unpatched bugs for a long time, especially if they are security vulnerabilities - open to debate which software to include based on this (Secunia might provide useful information regarding this)
  • "Historical" software
  • Abandonware

Software not to include in this category:

  • Video games, because all video games would otherwise meet the definition above after a short period of time

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