Lotus 1-2-3 2.x (DOS)

edited May 2023 in Product Comments
imageLotus 1-2-3 2.x (DOS)

Lotus 1-2-3 was an early spreadsheet application available for MS-DOS. It became extremely popular in the late 1980s, displacing the former leader VisiCalc. Lotus had difficulties adapting 1-2-3 to the Windows environment, and was overtaken by Microsoft Excel. Spreadsheet functionality was also included in Lotus Symphony. Later versions were included in Lotus SmartSuite.

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  • >Lotus 1-2-3 2.1 (5.25)

    It's version 2.01.

    Lotus 1-2-3 R2.1 existed, but it's completely missing on WWPC.
  • Thanks for pointing that out. It was complete garbage. I've removed that download.
  • This is about version 2.2, but just by looking at the uploaded image, it is easy to be confused as if there is no copy protection.

    As briefly mentioned in the past, the original version 2.2 included a copy protect sector on track 39, side 0.
    However, during user registration and installation on the hard disk, track 39 and side 0 are changed, and at the same time, the copy protect sector is changed to the standard sector.
    Then, user registration information is recorded in the executable file.

    The conclusion is that version 2.2 posted here is already a modified dump.
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