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1992 Excellence in Software Awards Winners


BUSINESS SOFTWARE AWARDS

Best New Business Software Product
Macintosh System Software 7.0, Apple Computer, Inc.
ObjectVision 2.0 for Windows, Borland International, Inc.

Best Business Application: Graphic or Display
The Far Side Computer Calendar, Amaze, Inc.

Best Business Application: Numeric or Data
Quicken 5.0, Intuit Corporation

Best Business Application: Word or Text
Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0, Microsoft Corporation

Best Programming Tool
Borland C++ and Applications Framework 3.0, Borland International, Inc.

Best Utility
Norton Desktop for Windows 1.0, Symantec Corporation/Peter Norton Group

Best Vertical Application
TurboTax for Windows, ChipSoft, Inc.


CONSUMER SOFTWARE AWARDS

Best Action/Arcade Program
Lemmings, Psygnosis Limited

Best Entertainment Program
Sid Meier's Civilization, Access Software, Inc.
Lemmings, Psygnosis Limited

Best Fantasy Role Playing/Adventure Program
Martin Memorandum, Access Software, Inc.

Best Personal Productivity/Creativity Program
Quicken 5.0, Intuit Corporation

Best Simulation Program
SimAnt - The Electronic Ant Colony, Maxis

Best Sports Program
Links Championship Courses, Access Software, Inc.

Best Strategy Program
Sid Meier's Civilization, Access Software, Inc.


EDUCATION SOFTWARE AWARDS

Best Early Education Program
Kid Pix, Brøderbund Software, Inc.

Best Elementary Education Program
Reader Rabbit 2, The Learning Company

Best Home Learning Program
Where in America's Past in Carmen Sandiego?, Brøderbund Software, Inc.

Best School Productivity/Creativity Program
The Bank Street Writer for the Macintosh, Scholastic, Inc.

Best Secondary Education Program
What's My Angle?, Davidson & Associates
Interactive NOVA: The Miracle of Life, Scholastic, Inc.

Best Special Needs Program
Talking TypeQuick for the Blind, TypeQuick Pty, Ltd.

Best Educational Tool Program
SimAnt - The Electronic Ant Colony, Maxis


GENERAL SOFTWARE AWARDS

Best New Use of a Computer
Quicktime, Apple Computer, Inc.

Best User Interface of a New Program
Kid Pix, Brøderbund Software, Inc.


CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARDS

Best Business Program
Microsoft Visual Basic 1.0, Microsoft Corporation

Best Consumer Program
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, LucasFilm Games
Sid Meier's Civilization, Access Software, Inc.

Best Education Program
The Geometer's Sketchpad, The Curriculum Press
Interactive NOVA: The Miracle of Life, Scholastic, Inc.


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Grace Hopper (dec.), U.S. Navy