Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Tue Jul 31 16:13:48 CEST 2001
> On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Lee, John wrote:
> > So does that mean no dos compatibility then... dos compatibility for w2k is
> > sqrt(0)...ie even less than that for nt4, or to use technical term sqrt(fa).
> DOS is obsolete, although not dead. (Please, no flamewars thank you :)
> I still use it occasionally, but it really isn't that good for any
> new programs. Lately I have only started DOS to compile and test
> some multiplatform stuff (like J Sound System) or to play some
> old games. (I have only pure DOS 6.22 and Linux & FreeBSD)
> So, does it really matter if DOS is not supported in new WindowsXYZ?
> You can still create console-only programs if you wish (yes, I know
> that Windows's console is buggy, or at least it was in NT4)...
Dos .exe is still the only common binary format usable between most OSes.
(using an emulator or not).
And there is still an enormous amount of dos-apps in use, specially in house
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