Old MS-DOS & WIN Software
teoz at neo.rr.com
Mon Dec 12 21:42:54 CST 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Stevens" <chenmel at earthlink.net>
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Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: Old MS-DOS & WIN Software
> On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:42:36 +0200
> Wouter <cctech at retro.co.za> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > >Mind you if somebody came up with a better OS when the 386's
> > >came out, would we have windows today?
> > It's called "Linux". And yea, we still have Windoze... :-)
> > W
> It was also called Coherent, and OS/2. And DesqView (and in
> particular DesqView/X, which has almost completely disappeared
> from history) also made a good run for it.
I have boxed versions of Desqview/X 1.0 and 2.0 and they are fun to play
around with on 386/486 machines. The bad part of DV/X is there are less
native apps (can't think of any other then DV/X enabled DOS programs for
BBS's) for it then OS/2.
Windows 3.1 lives on with some hobbyists (me anyway) because of the Apps and
hardware that was made for it. IF there are few native apps then the OS goes
to obscurity very fast.
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