PC Globe

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PC Globe
PC Globe 3.0
PC Globe 3.0 (emulated in Dosbox on Ubuntu)
Developer(s) PC Globe, inc., Brøderbund
Initial release 1989
Operating system MS-DOS, Windows 3.X, Macintosh
Type Educational
License Proprietary

PC Globe is an atlas for MS-DOS[1] and Microsoft Windows, first released in 1989.

It offered information on 190 countries and dependencies.[2]

Distributed on floppy disk, the program is divided into several menus that allows one to access the data.

The database includes a geographic map of the world, with the possibility to select the country of interest.

For each state there are maps and information (for example, the policy framework, the demographic situation as well as tourist information).

The minimum system requirements of the initial DOS version of the software is a 8086 processor, 640 KB of RAM and a graphics card CGA, EGA or VGA.

Release History[edit]

For DOS, PC Globe 3.0 was released in 1989,[3] with PC Globe 4.0 coming the next year.[4] Still in 1990, an Atari ST version was available.[5]

In 1993 PC Globe 5.0 came out.[6]

The latest version is PC Globe Maps-N-Facts (for PC and Mac) released in 1994.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ss-gallery-dos-pc-globe-40". danielsays.com. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  2. ^ InfoWorld. InfoWorld Media Group, Inc. ISSN 0199-6649. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  3. ^ PC Mag. Ziff Davis, Inc. ISSN 0888-8507. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  4. ^ PC Mag. Ziff Davis, Inc. ISSN 0888-8507. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Pc Globe v3.0 (1990)(Nathan)(fr)(Disk 1 of 3) ROM < Atari ST ROMs | Emuparadise". emuparadise.me. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  6. ^ "Download PC Globe 5.07 by | VETUSWARE.COM - the biggest free abandonware collection in the universe". vetusware.com. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  7. ^ "1994 Broderbund PC Globe Maps-N-Facts (PC and Mac) MNFWIN.iso : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". archive.org. Retrieved 2015-02-26.