October 23rd, 2003, 11:22 PM
For everyone here who thought that Microsoft made the only version of DOS:
Time to get me an old system and have 16 different bootable versions of DOS!
October 23rd, 2003, 11:32 PM
Go for it!!!!
Caldera DOS is still used by Western Digital to install their HDDs?
If it takes off,
maybe we could start a KazDOS site?...there are a lot more than 16 versions
Cheers, nice post
October 24th, 2003, 10:16 PM
give freedos a try. its allot more than ms-dos ever was with ports of unix utils
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October 25th, 2003, 12:41 AM
I was a huge fan of DR-DOS before Novell bought out the original company and screwed up the OS. Caldera salvaged it and kept it alive, thankfully.
Yes, well, maybe this thread should be a discussion of just what one could do with a solid, dependable version of DOS these days.
I can still go back and program databases in the old Turbo Pascal, with a reasonably graphic front end, and a fast index. Still have the install media. Problem is, does anyone want that, and would they pay me for it? Hell, I couldn't get folks to pay me for my time back then.
Might be fun, though.
October 26th, 2003, 07:58 AM
I have a 386 compaq laptop (a VERY early laptop) and i programmed on qbasic, had lotus installed and did spreadsheet work on it, had wolfenstein 3d, Chess, Moria, and some other old games. And I even got a mouse running on it. That thing has a 16 mb hardrive and it weighs about 5 pounds.
On that note, if anyone out there or in here has any Dos releases (installs, isos, floppies, etc...) I would love to have a copy them. I salvaged a system recently ( 200mhz 64mb ram) that I want to set up a dos multi boot on. Help would be much apreciated!
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