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    1. Operating Systems: As their name suggests, operating systems are key components of software that manage all other software and hardware on a computer. During the 90s, Microsoft’s Windows 95, Windows 98, and later Windows NT were the dominant desktop operating systems, while MacOS 7.0 through 9.0 represented the Apple ecosystem. In addition, Unix and Linux held strong among enterprise users and developers.
    2. Word Processors: This article would dwell on software like Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect which greatly increased office productivity by allowing for digital document creation, editing, formatting, and printing.
    3. Spreadsheets: This would explore how Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Excel revolutionized data management and analysis in the business world with their capabilities of performing complex calculations, creating graphs and engaging in financial modeling.
    4. Database Management Systems: This would cover software like Microsoft Access and Oracle Database that store and manage large volumes of data. These tools made data manipulation, retrieval and storage more efficient.
    5. Internet Browsers: As the internet became increasingly popular during the 90s, software like Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer were key for connecting users to the world wide web.
    6. Graphics Software: These were important in many fields for creating, editing, and manipulating graphic images and designs. Adobe Photoshop and CorelDRAW are notable examples from the decade.
    7. Presentation Software: This was critical in the business and educational realms. Microsoft PowerPoint was notably dominant, offering users a platform to create, design, and present digital slide show presentations.
    8. Antivirus Software: With the increased use of internet and shared networks, security became paramount. Antivirus software like Norton Antivirus and McAfee protected users from malicious software and hacking attempts.
    9. Email Clients: As the worldwide web gained traction, so did email communication. Software like Microsoft Outlook and Eudora were the prominent tools that enabled users to manage their electronic mails conveniently.
    10. Programming Languages: Articles would dive into the importance of languages in the creation of the era’s software. Notable languages of the time included C++, Java, Visual Basic, and Python.