Who says newer is always better? Sometimes the older versions of programs just seem to work better. Maybe you finally got the hang of the old version when they totally revamp the interface of a new program. Maybe you liked the way things were laid out in the prior version of a particular program. Maybe the new version of some commonly used program has issues with your screen reader or your system in general. Maybe the program was released too early, and it's crawlin' with bugs.
If you have an older PC being used in the house you can always keep the file size down and the CPU usage to a minimum using programs that were more geared towards these systems resources.
Whether you're not happy with the new version of a program, or you need something to run on that old 98 box, then you may find this site accommodating. Older Versions is a website that offers downloads of older versions of some of the most popular programs. Older versions of AOL, CD Clone, DeadAIM, and a bunch of Media Players and all kinds of instant messengers. Go check it out you may find some useful downloads.
Click this link to search the oldversion.com website.