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Re: [SLE] Dual-booting...or trying, heh
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 21:02:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <420EB535.72A3@xxxxxx>
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,

Paradox for DOS
Quattro Pro for DOS

functioning as an integrated set. I still like WordPerfect for DOS too.
There's really no substitute for visible codes.

OTOH, printing from GUI to dot matrix is always dismal. Printed words
and numbers don't need a GUI either. My Citizen GSX-140+ printer is 15
years old, and too good to retire any time soon. Nobody makes anything
designed to last so long any more anyway.
"He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and
whoever lives and believes in me will never die." John 11:25 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***

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