Is MS-DOS, PC DOS and DR-DOS vintage enough to count?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at
Sun Jul 31 12:05:18 CDT 2016

On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 06:23:57PM +0200, Tomasz Rola wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 08:57:08PM +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
> > I'm experimenting with some old DOS versions, notably PC DOS, in VirtualBox.
> > 
> > I have a PC-DOS 2000 system with DesqView and DesqView/X working
> > fairly well -- no networking yet but I'm working on it.
> Out of curiosity, because I am from time to time wet dreaming about
> having some kind of graphical frontend to the DOS, but with ability to
> run multiple DOS programs in parallel. Like one could run them in
> Windows 3.x (and this sucked a bit, but otherwise made it possible to
> run editor and something else and switch between them without quitting
> and starting like mad).
> So, could DesqView give me something like this? From all descriptions
> I have read so far, it could not. But I am not sure. Yes, I should
> have tried to check it by myself, but there is no time to follow every
> dream.

Uh. Never mind. I looked up again and now it says "multitasking for
DOS". Funny.

Tomasz Rola

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