How old are they?


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I was just curious how old (or mature) the different HA software packages are. Would it be possible to find out when most of these first hit the market? How many versions have there been? Any that bit the dust? I thought this would be interesting info. for newbies.
My app of choice, PowerHome, came to be shortly before I bought it, which was in December of 2001 (I was user #8 on the forum). The current version is (still beta, but all versions to date have been rock solid).
My first HA application was ECS by Mark Gilmore. That ran on a dedicated DOS machine and was amazingly powerful. I think I started in 1992 and the app is still around today, but runs on Windows and Linux now.