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To: Jeff Schaller <discussion@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [aclug-L] Re: DOS
From: The Kurgan <Kurgan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2000 03:31:46 -0500
Reply-to: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

Hello Jeff,

JS> I could be -- have a DOS boot disk and a *cough* few spare
JS> computers :) I don't have high-tech monitors or pts-dos or
JS> Arachne, though.

I now am of the opinion that pts-dos really sucks. I mainly tried it
because I couldn't get the damn ms version to install. Just sits there
and locks up. I think my video card is doing it. Had to reformat the
hd to fat16 just to get pts-dos to install, despite it saying it
supports fat32. No real biggie there since fat32 and dos together is
just begging for trouble anyway. I mainly started this project for two
reasons. First, my monitor and vid card never had 32 bit drivers made
for them (Win 3.11 & first ed 95 only) and secondly, because I really
missed the old dos days. Seems like I traded in my arthritis for
carpel tunnel by switching to windows (clickity click click). Heh, my
monitor is anything but high tech. It's a big sumbitch, but so far
just about useless unless I can get it to work with something. I've
got a huge stack of old dos based cds (games, of course) that I'm
dying to pull out and play, and Arachne IS a really cool browser
(especially with all the damned plugins they make!) so I think the
project is worth the effort if I can make it work. Hell, between
Arachne and all the plugs, and dos thrown on to boot (no pun intended)
theres not much a dos based system couldn't do, effectively. I was
really shocked, pleasantly, to see that there are so many dos
enthusiasts still out there and so many new programs for it. Theres
even a cool gui setup called SEAL that uses themes! Hey Clint, if your
reading this one, didn't you mention that one of your buds on the list
writes his own drivers? I gave Rob one of the Color 19's; maybe he
could take a look at it sometime. They'd make killer linux monitors if
drivers could be had for the old ImageAccel cards that run 'em.

Kurgan                         mailto:Kurgan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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