What is Borland Quattro?
Borland Quattro (BORQU) is an electronic spreadsheet program developed by Borland in 1988. It is a DOS program originally written with Turbo C and assembler by Lajos Frank, Adam Bosworth and Chuck Batterman. The program gained immense popularity and praise due to its superior graphics on DOS.
Borland Quattro had a number of advantages over Excel. It offered more rows and columns - while Microsoft Excel offered 65,536 rows with 256 columns before 2007, Quattro offered a million rows with 18,276 columns and thus a higher data acceptance.
At the time of publication, it was the top spreadsheet program on the market Lotus 1-2-3. The name 'Quattro' was chosen because it is Italian for 'four' - with the implication that the capabilities of this software go beyond those of Lotus 1-2-3. Quattro's successor, Quattro Pro, was released in 1989.