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Dex4u



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I have to add a comment here, as i have read Jim Hall comments before and i for one do not like bad mouthing people and like Dos.
But Jim Hall is one of the best publicist out there, he get his name on everything.
But 99.9% of the work was done by people like Pat Villani, Tom Norman and 80% of what we call FreeDos kernel is DOS-C, the rest is by differant people.

And if you take out DOS-C than very little works as been done on the kernel, he is now trying to move out of DOS, to a more modern DOS, just what most Dos fans have bean saying for the last 4 years, So for that to happen FreeDos needs a coder to lead it, not a publicist.
Even the so called FreeDos book is really a renamed DOS-C book Rolling Eyes
http://www.ercb.com/feature/feature.0010.html

So i would like to thank all the FreeDos coders for there work and a note to Jim Hall, give more credit to the real people that code it Mad .
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DOS386



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Even the so called FreeDos book is really a renamed DOS-C book Rolling Eyes
http://www.ercb.com/feature/feature.0010.html


Thanks for this info.

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There is still a misconception that "DOS" refers to MS-DOS (which hasn't been developed past 1994 ... unless you count Win9x/WinME, which I don't). Anyways, for most people today, DOS should probably mean FreeDOS (since it's freely available)


Definitely. MS-DOG died 1994, Image and stopped being a serious OS already
1990 when Mr. B.G. released "Windows 3.0" and started to call this silly
thing "a new OS" and to push people to develop for "Windows" instead for
DOorS. Laughing

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although people whine that FAT sucks and fragments too easily


Maybe FAT "sucks" .. but NTFS sucks also and even more ... and if it gets
broken it is almost impossible to fix it, unlike FAT. The NTFS "CHKDSK" can
take an hour to "complete" and at the end the filesystem is usually
still wrecked exactly as before Laughing

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Title: Hello World program compiles to 100 KB !!!

Status: Closed: NOT a Bug
Post 31 Dec 2006, 03:58
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hckr83



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Maybe FAT "sucks" .. but NTFS sucks also and even more ... and if it gets
broken it is almost impossible to fix it, unlike FAT. The NTFS "CHKDSK" can
take an hour to "complete" and at the end the filesystem is usually
still wrecked exactly as before Laughing

well that's because of how simple fat is, nfts being quite complicated has to have a number of extra checks..

and fat does suck..only thing it's good for is portable media(between OS's and archs)
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Tomasz Grysztar



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Hmmm, even though I've been with FreeDOS for a long time (see http://board.flatassembler.net/topic.php?t=2627), I still use MS-DOS much more, for its reliability and self-compatibility. Wink
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hckr83



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so where did you find a TCP/IP protocol for dos? and did you find a graphical browser for dos? and even more wierd, where did you find an ethernet driver!

what? you said your using dos..
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rugxulo



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I'm not too experienced/interested in DOS internet stuff, but here's a link (hope this helps):

The FDISK.COM DOS Internet Pages
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