[REBOL] Re: What no DOS
From: chalz:earthlink at: 31-Jan-2002 14:34
Yeah, but who really develops for DOS anymore anyways? No networking, 16-bit environment,
8.3 filenames, no threading...?
And beware most Linux distributions these days anyways. They LIKE to install a LOT of
stuff now. I'm not looking for a debate here - I'm just talking from personal experience.
In '93, I installed Slackware, and .. well, the installation was slow and annoying,
I had to keep flipping through floppies because of a lack of HD space, and I had to cautiously
select each little piece I wanted. A couple years ago I installed Mandrake, using their
own installation program, and.. well, good luck installing it without a GUI! It kept
forcing me to install a ton of crap I didn't need/want at all. Ended up with >1GB of
space taken up :( Mostly from selecting this thing, and being told that it needed 50
other 'dependencies'... *shrugs* Just warning.
It's just that there is a lot of people who know DOS and have access to it,
MS-DOS or FreeDOS.I can't seem tp find my CP/M disks ;-)
>From: Brian Wilson <[bwilson--ihpva--org]>
>Subject: [REBOL] Re: What no DOS
>Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:29:28 -0800 (PST)
>I think DOS has a small footprint because it lacks features that would
>allow REBOL to run, like a reliable network stack and multitasking.
>Shake the dust off the PC and run linux on it, it should be fine. I
>ran linux for years on a 486 w/ 16MB and a 250 MB hd.
>Hey, but what about this old Kaypro? How about a CP/M version? ;-)
>On Thu, 31
>Jan 2002, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> > rick falls wrote:
> > > Hey why not a DOS version of REBOL. With the small footprint of REBOl
> > > could dust off and make use of my old 486PC. And REBOl is way easier
> > > Qbasic.
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