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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>
wrote:

>: 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.

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


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