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  • Rick Holcomb
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    I know this is slightly off topic here but you guys brought up
    an idea. I saw mentioned a while back about a version of Basic
    for Linux (?nux). Does anyone have a link for this?



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  • Bob Benson
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    Eric --

    Yes, these are engineering and cadd-related programs that are
    very graphics-intensive. The problems within Win95/98 are mostly
    when the programs change to a different resolution (VGA) for
    certain functions and then will not properly restore the main
    screen (SVGA) at the higher resolution. A few users have
    mouse-problems as well. Most of the designers using these
    programs only load Windows to check email and download files
    from other sites a few times each day, so no real effort has
    been made to fine-tune their setups.

    I do run them in Win98 with only occasional problems with the
    print spooler, but I do not 'flip screens' to the one that causes
    the most problems. With the others, I have little or no graphics
    corruption, so I can keep on working....

    I still have not tried Win2000 and should have a new box to try
    it in the next month or so.

    -- Bob



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  • Eric Pearson
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  • Eric Pearson
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    Bob --

    Windows NT4 has never had a "boot in DOS mode" option.

    Any idea what the problem is with those programs, that makes them unable to run under Windows? Can they run in an NT/2000 command prompt window, which uses a completely different system from 95/98?

    Finally, how common are DOS apps like that? I'm under the impression that they are mostly games and other graphics-intensive applications. True?

    -- Eric


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  • Bob Benson
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    Anthony --

    This is a point of confusion for many. IMHO, this is the version
    that has DOS removed, but still has 'DOS support' as DOS programs
    will only be able to be run in a DOS window. I have done work
    for a company that still has several old DOS programs that will
    not run in a DOS window, so they will NOT be able to upgrade
    to ME.

    from a recent review:

    "Crucial under-the-hood changes include the removal of the
    Windows 9x option to restart or boot to the MS-DOS command
    prompt (DOS applications are still usable in DOS windows,
    however) and an overhaul of Windows' Internet plumbing that
    improves performance but causes incompatibilities with some
    widely used Internet software."

    -- Bob


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  • Anthony Samuel
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    Thanks Guys good to know Dos is not going to be extinct.
    I must have been miss informed

    Anthony

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  • Eric Pearson
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  • Eric Pearson
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    Anthony --

    I have been told that the beta versions of ME definitely do include DOS support. So unless MS pulls it at the last minute, it's a done deal. And how often is a long-established feature removed from a product after it enters beta?

    Also, as I have been know to say when this question comes up from time to time...

    IMO Microsoft cannot possibly remove "console" support from Windows in any near-future version of Windows. (The console is an 80-by-something text-only window.) If they want to compete with Linux, it would be down-right stupid to do so. Linux (like its father Unix) is console-based, and most of the people that use Linux would never even remotely consider Windows if it didn't have a console. Linux is a heavily command-line-driven world.

    And if future versions of Windows support consoles, then some bright person will undoubtedly create a "DOS Emulator" and release it when the first version of Windows that doesn't support DOS programs "natively" is released.

    I am not at all worried about DOS programs being un-runnable at any point in the next decade, at least.

    -- Eric

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  • Tom Hanlin
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    There have been continuing rumors that Microsoft would remove DOS from some future version of Windows. To date, these rumors have been false. "Windows Me" is expected to include DOS.

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  • Anthony Samuel
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    Windows ME

    What will happen to PB Dos when win ME comes out. I was told that
    it there is no MS DOS in this release. am I miss informed!!


    Thanks

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