Old MS-DOS & WIN Software

Scott Stevens chenmel at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 2 17:35:21 CST 2005

On Fri, 2 Dec 2005 14:51:39 -0800 (PST)
Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > Was it ever standard with Windows or DOS?  If memory serves,
> > it was always an add-on package. IIRC, MASM 1.0 was abouit
> > $100, which didn't make it much of a bargain.
> MASM was never standard with PC-DOS or Windoze.
> But it WAS included by many OEMs with MS-DOS (for example
> Toshiba T300).
> It is included with Visual Studio.
> (Where does Microsoft get their product names???)

I have an old version of MASM installed on my HP-95lx palmtop.

> > LIB and LINK were packaged with DOS,
> was originally included with PC-DOS, but stopped being included
> (around 5.0?)
> also EXE2BIN.EXE

And of course, always debug.  People used to distribute small
binaries as debug scripts ('pipe this textfile into debug and

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