• Re: Ms-Dos 4.0 Open-Sourc

    From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Fri May 3 08:20:00 2024
    I didn't have any drives over 32mb until DOS 5.0 came out, don't think I
    ever used DOS 4.
    [PF=>MP]

    I didn't have any back then, either. Nor did I have enough memory to need
    a memory manager. I got my first 120mb HD, and went from 640k to 4MB RAM, shortly after 5.0 came out.

    Mike

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to MIKE POWELL on Mon May 6 10:47:00 2024
    I didn't have any drives over 32mb until DOS 5.0 came out, don't think I ever used DOS 4.

    I didn't have any back then, either. Nor did I have enough memory to need a memory manager. I got my first 120mb HD, and went from 640k to 4MB RAM, shortly after 5.0 came out.

    Everything here had 40Mb drives which tended to be paartitioned 30/10, with
    the 10 being the secondary partition. Smaller drives tended to be fairly
    rare and were full height 5.25" jobbies. Used to run the BBS with that
    scheme reversed, boot from the 10, and use the other 30 for file areas.

    Spec


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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to Spectre on Sun May 12 03:09:38 2024
    Everything here had 40Mb drives which tended to be paartitioned 30/10, with the 10 being the secondary partition. Smaller drives tended to be fairly rare and were full height 5.25" jobbies. Used to run the BBS
    with that scheme reversed, boot from the 10, and use the other 30 for
    file areas.

    nice! :D 40 mb is pretty big :D.

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  • From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to NIGHTFOX on Sun May 12 15:55:00 2024

    I definitely never used FreeDOS's command.com with MS-DOS. When I was using MS-DOS, in the early-mid 90s, I don't think FreeDOS existed yet. Now that I recall, I think it was a TSR called DOSKEY that MS-DOS came with that allowed recalling past commands with the up arrow.
    [N=>M]

    Correct! I think 5.0 had DOSKEY, and I know 6.x did.

    I have got used to using FreeDOS in dosemu that, when I switch to a native MS-DOS (or Windows 9x) machine, I have to remember to load DOSKEY or it
    drives me nuts. ;)

    Mike

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to MIKE POWELL on Sun May 12 18:38:03 2024
    Re: Re: Ms-Dos 4.0 Open-Sourc
    By: MIKE POWELL to NIGHTFOX on Sun May 12 2024 03:55 pm

    I have got used to using FreeDOS in dosemu that, when I switch to a native MS-DOS (or Windows 9x) machine, I have to remember to load DOSKEY or it drives me nuts. ;)

    Yeah, adding DOSKEY to my autoexec.bat was always one of the first things I did. :)

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Nightfox on Mon May 13 16:17:35 2024
    I have got used to using FreeDOS in dosemu that, when I switch to a n MS-DOS (or Windows 9x) machine, I have to remember to load DOSKEY or drives me nuts. ;)

    Yeah, adding DOSKEY to my autoexec.bat was always one of the first
    things I did. :)

    I hate using *DOS w/o DOSKEY. :P TBH, if I'd of found Unix/Linux/BSD back in the early DOS days I'd of switched over way back then... while the experience wasn't on par for some years, it was still the way to go IMO. (Unless you were married to mainstream software and whatnot...)

    We still have BBBS on *nix back then. :P



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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to paulie420 on Mon May 13 17:27:57 2024
    Re: Re: Ms-Dos 4.0 Open-Sourc
    By: paulie420 to Nightfox on Mon May 13 2024 04:17 pm

    I hate using *DOS w/o DOSKEY. :P TBH, if I'd of found Unix/Linux/BSD back in the early DOS days I'd of switched over way back then... while the experience wasn't on par for some years, it was still the way to go IMO. (Unless you were married to mainstream software and whatnot...)

    Back then I used a lot of mainstream software, much of which was made for DOS. That included a lot of PC games, but also utility software & such.

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  • From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to SPECTRE on Tue May 14 08:34:00 2024
    ma> ms-dos 6 command.com dose not do that. FreeDOS's command.com DOSE do that!
    ma> and it works with MS-DOS! :D

    I only recall DOS having I think it was F3 for a repeat of last command... [S=>M]

    And F1 would retype the last command, one letter at a time.

    Mike

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