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Re: [SLE] Dual-booting...or trying, heh
  • From: John Sowden <jsowden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:41:18 -0800
  • Message-id: <200502121941.18646.jsowden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
you are probably right re: being familiar DOS applications,


I can create a database (foxpro .dbf), a short program for my office staff to
use, including data entry, search, security, and present it in a user
friendly way, in about 20 minutes. I have yet to find that type of app in

The gui enviornment does not seem to allow me to controll the word processing
process. If a user creates a bid, then run a batch from a menu which copies
the bid package to the correct directory, snaps up wordstar, saves the doc
when its done, to the bids directory, all without the user selecting
directories, files, etc.


On Saturday 12 February 2005 19:27, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Felix,
> On Saturday 12 February 2005 18:02, Felix Miata wrote:
> > Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > > On Saturday 12 February 2005 16:06, Felix Miata wrote:
> > > > Great DOS apps are why I still run OS/2 24/7. Mebbe someday I can
> > > > figure out how to make them work as well on Linux. (without
> > > > installing OS/2 in a VM. ;-) )
> > >
> > > I'm intrigued by the notion that there are DOS applications that
> > > are still relevant (let alone "great") today. Could you list them?
> >
> > Words and numbers need no GUI, and proportional fonts really get in
> > the way in a spreadsheet. So,
> GUI spreadsheets give you font control, you know. You're by no means
> forced to use proportionally spaced fonts. On the other hand, under a
> character matrix UI you do not have the option of proportional fonts.
> Face it: What you're really fond of is what you're familiar with using.
> I strongly doubt there are any DOS applications with true superiority
> to applications available as native Linux apps.

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