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19 May 2024 13:44:40 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Further DOS-development part II  
From: Sean Tudor
Date: 4 Aug 1998 23:22:18
Message: <35c7c064.418570@news.povray.org>
On 1 Aug 1998 08:45:53 -0500, Nieminen Mika <war### [at] assaricctutfi>

>: I run a Pentium II 300Mhz with 128 MB's of ram and am more than happy
>: with the speed under Windows 98.

>  That sentence is really funny. Really. :D

How so ?  Sure my machine isn't the fastest available but the speed is
light years ahead of my old P233MMX.

>: In fact I would say a good 90%+ of users are now using some form of
>: GUI whether it be Win31/95/98/NT or Unix/Linux/X-Windows.

>  Moray is not available for win31/unix/linux/X-windows.

Obviously.  I was referring to GUI usage in general and not
specifically to Moray.

>: DOS can't be supported forever - Microsoft certainly no longer
>: supports DOS.

>It's true that micro$oft is trying to drop the command line based prompt
>from the OS, and I think that's a big mistake. I really like unix and
>X-window because it doesn't try to substitute the commmand prompt but it
>supports and strengthens it, ie. it gives more power and more flexibility
>and a very verstaile GUI to the command prompt (although it's possible to
>use X entirely without it). There are many things that are relatively easy
>to do with a good shell script, but are almost impossible to do with a
>GUI. I think zsh+X is much more powerful than command.com+win95.

Of course you may like X-Windows/Unix but the majority of users have
Win95/98/NT.  Not many people these days are typing in arcane command
sequences into a command line.  Look at Macintosh's - they do not
contain any form of command line.

Sean Tudor
Sydney, Australia
This is my cannon, this is my gun
One is for bandits, and one is for fun
vicious at magna dot com dot au

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