• Does anyone still use DOS for anything

    From Charles Pierson@2:460/58 to All on Thu Sep 10 15:01:09 2020
    Does anyone still use DOS for anything other than hobby/nostalgia?


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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to Charles Pierson on Thu Sep 10 20:41:29 2020
    On 10/09/2020 8:01 a.m., Charles Pierson : All wrote:
    Does anyone still use DOS for anything other than hobby/nostalgia?



    Don't we all (at least Windows users) still use a component of
    DOS called the command-line? I run batch programs everyday to
    send backups via ftp/telnet. I only fetch ewwtoob videos using
    youtube-dl, and I run a batch prog to "touch" those files with
    the current date. I'll hop into CLI to check a few things
    every now and then.

    The newer WinXX'es might give us a GUI, but isn't it just DOS
    under the mantel?


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  • From Charles Pierson@2:240/1120.976 to August Abolins on Thu Sep 10 13:23:30 2020
    Hello, August Abolins.
    On 9/10/20 8:41 PM you wrote:

    On 10/09/2020 8:01 a.m., Charles Pierson : All wrote:
    Does anyone still use DOS for anything other than
    hobby/nostalgia?
    Don't we all (at least Windows users) still use a component of DOS
    called the command-line? I run batch programs everyday to send
    backups via ftp/telnet. I only fetch ewwtoob videos using
    youtube-dl, and I run a batch prog to "touch" those files with the current date. I'll hop into CLI to check a few things every now
    and then.

    I don't actually use my Windows machine very much any more. I experiment a lot with tweaks and programs, to the point I've fried my computer's systems more than once. My wife tends to frown at that.

    It's a pity, because I found a lot of things that I could get older machines to do and run, which conventions said couldn't.

    I need to get back into that.

    The newer WinXX'es might give us a GUI, but isn't it just DOS
    under the mantel?
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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to August Abolins on Thu Sep 10 20:31:34 2020
    Hi August!

    10 Sep 2020 20:41, from August Abolins -> Charles Pierson:

    Does anyone still use DOS for anything other than hobby/nostalgia?

    To answer above question, maybe ... I have not asked every person on earth.
    _I_ do not use it for a looong time.

    But I should take a closer look to DOSBox again when I have some time.
    (DOS emulator)

    Don't we all (at least Windows users) still use a component of
    DOS called the command-line?

    Many windows users do not use any command line.
    Also I would not attribute the command line to DOS.
    CP/M had a command line before DOS existed at all.
    And UNIX had a command line before CP/M existed :)

    The newer WinXX'es might give us a GUI, but isn't it just DOS
    under the mantel?

    Not true for a very long time.
    Windows NT never had any DOS except emulation.
    Same is true for everz Windows after Windows ME.

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to Richard Menedetter on Thu Sep 10 22:37:21 2020
    On 10/09/2020 2:31 p.m., Richard Menedetter : August Abolins wrote:

    Many windows users do not use any command line. Also I
    would not attribute the command line to DOS. CP/M had a
    command line before DOS existed at all. And UNIX had a
    command line before CP/M existed

    Some programs, like OpenXP, have a "Drop to DOS", and that
    takes me to a command shell. To be accurate, perhaps it should
    say "Drop to emulated-DOS"


    The newer WinXX'es might give us a GUI, but isn't it just
    DOS under the mantel?

    Not true for a very long time. Windows NT never had any
    DOS except emulation. Same is true for everz Windows after
    Windows ME.

    Ahh... ok. I realize we are talking about the original DOS
    now. Save for Win95 and Win3.1 the later DOS shells are emulations.

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  • From Mauro Veiga@4:801/194.2 to Charles Pierson on Sun Sep 13 12:18:11 2020
    Quoting Charles Pierson to All <=-

    AREA:DOS
    Does anyone still use DOS for anything other than hobby/nostalgia?

    I always use DOS on BBS. I'm currently using the BlueWave 2.30/
    DOS + Boxer/DOS 7.0b text editor.

    I love text screen programs. My laptops have DOS-only partitions,
    but actually i use more emulators like vDosPlus or directly from the
    command line on Windows 7 x86.


    []'s

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  • From Charles Pierson@2:460/58 to Mauro Veiga on Sun Sep 13 22:36:11 2020
    Answering a msg from Mauro Veiga:
    Quoting Charles Pierson to All <=-

    AREA:DOS
    Does anyone still use DOS for anything other than hobby/nostalgia?

    I always use DOS on BBS. I'm currently using the BlueWave 2.30/
    DOS + Boxer/DOS 7.0b text editor.

    I love text screen programs. My laptops have DOS-only partitions,
    but actually i use more emulators like vDosPlus or directly from the
    command line on Windows 7 x86.


    []'s

    Mauro R. Veiga abutre.no-ip.org:2323 *


    MeSSaGe SiTTeR 1.00 - Full Version
    Live Long and Prosper

    ... BlueWave - Universe Tour - Stardate 47634.44

    I love DOS as well. I just don't have a system to run it on. My PC at the house necessarily has to be Windows because of access my grandchildren need for school and the like when they visit.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Mauro Veiga on Sun Sep 13 15:33:00 2020
    Mauro Veiga wrote to Charles Pierson <=-

    I love text screen programs. My laptops have DOS-only partitions,
    but actually i use more emulators like vDosPlus or directly from
    the command line on Windows 7 x86.

    I love the look of vDosPlus on my 16:9 monitor; the fonts look
    proportionally correct and sharp. I'm doing more text editing using
    my old DOS-era tools (Qedit and VDE) now with VDP.



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  • From Ivan Krouglikov@2:5020/2141.696 to Charles Pierson on Sat Oct 17 07:47:42 2020
    p, Charles!

    ⢥ 10 2020 15:01, ᠫ() All, ᮮ饭 뫪 area://dos?msgid=2:460/58+5f5a1585:

    Does anyone still use DOS for anything other than
    hobby/nostalgia?
    I saw the only notebook in store under freedos and it has dvd rom!



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