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[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. **** Ok...OK.. 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]> >Reply-To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] >To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> >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 >core I > > > could dust off and make use of my old 486PC. And REBOl is way easier >than > > > Qbasic. > >Brian > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes. >
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