Quote:> Well, seriously, I think you're right. Most people I talk to say XP
> really IS better and more stable than anything previously, so you
> could very well be right. OTOH, that IS said about every windows
> version since...
No not at all really. Many folks have stated how buggy 95 is, how buggy 98
is a how buggy ME is. Matters not that it "was" the newest. In fact only as
recently as W2K did most folks finally admit MS has made a stable, decent
OS. Was 98 less buggy then 95. Yup. Was ME less buggy the
98/98SE....NNNNOOOOO!!!! ME was far and away the worst version of the 9x
Quote:> But, why has the dos-box not been better? In fact, why is it _less_
> dos compatible than is has been in previous versions?
Well honestly, DOS is dead. RIP. There is such a little use of DOS apps, why
not just kill it? If you wanna be stuck in that 1024K box, you have a lotta
choices. Go "pure" DOS, or run your DOS apps, under Win 3.1x, 9x. Since 1996
and NT4.0, DOS apps under the NT Family have struggled. Personally I can't
remember the last time I bothered with DOS except in an educational sense.
Other then that, its' as good as dead. I'm not saying that's good or bad. It
Quote:>Sure, M$ don't
> pay attention to dos anymore, but why degrade an already working
Well like I said above. Since NT4.0 in 1996, and through the entire NT
family, DOS apps have been a challange at best.
Quote:>Where is the progress in that? Now we talk about patching a
> perfectly working product, in terms of dos compatibility, to get it to
> run in a dos-box. Sorry, but something is wrong with this picture...
Well no not really. We are talking about a product, (GEOS), that has not
really changed in 12 years. So, it more like now having to catch-up. Fixing
it to work under modern OS's. That's all really. IMHO, I wouldn't bother.
What I'd be working on is a 32-bit "stand-alone" version, that includes its'
own real-mode loaders, and can be installed and configured as a dual-boot
during setup. If setup detects another OS it should "prompt" the user etc.
Just my 2 cents, but PC's and PC users have really matured. NO ONE is now
going to go GEOS, unless.....
Quote:> Thomas L. Christensen - Svendborg, Denmark
(not supporting and unjust war)