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Favourite and Missing parts of DOS


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#1 Kazinsal

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:59 AM

So, I'm writing a DOS-like legacy x86 operating system in assembly language, and I was wondering, what were/are your favourite parts of DOS? What did you love about it? What did you hate about it? What did you think was missing?

Tell me what you think about DOS. I need some input so I know what to shoot for when releasing the first public SLXOS beta.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:24 PM

Well being that DOS stands for Disk Operating System and not any particular version of it, I would have to ask if you are referring to Microsoft's DOS operating system or not.

Years ago we used to use BBS systems and transfer files from computer to computer through dial up and share strings of code to create cool logic games, of course there weren't any pretty pictures to look at on the computer screen, it was mostly just strings of words scrolling across the screen, but those were still fun to play with at the time.

By the way, I still have a working Commodore 64 computer system, I still play around with it from time to time.

Now if you post back which DOS your looking for feedback on I'll be more specific with my input.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:30 PM

Considering Troy is developing his own DOS, I have assumed he's looking for input on what anyone has prevously sought and failed to find in the generic concept of a Disk OS. I haven't answered, because like, I expect, most people I haven't wanted anything from a Real Mode DOS for many years. The last thing I considered was 32 bit Protected Mode, which SLXOS seems to exclude.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:59 AM

MrBruce1959. I still have a working Commodore 64 computer system. The smithsoneiem is probably looking for one of them for display.




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