Speed of text editors on 808x platform
trixter at oldskool.org
Tue Mar 27 03:42:37 CDT 2007
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> I do have a WS 4.00 for MS-DOS, which I didn't see in your list.
> It's the direct-write version.
While the 3.30 version isn't in the test suite available for download,
it too was the direct-write version (trying to select a display resulted
in a message saying that IBM DISPLAY was the only choice) so I did
indeed test a direct-write version. 5.0 also appeared to be direct-write.
> Going from the sublime to the ridiculous...
> You could always run Windows and Notepad. (Windows will run from a
> floppy if configured that way). Note that I'm talking about 1985
> Windows that runs on a PC with CGA/Herc/EGA. VGA hadn't been
> invented yet.
Ridiculous indeed. If I was forced to run a graphical environment just
to write some text, I would rather it be Geoworks instead ;-)
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