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Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking (Developers)

posted by Guti(R) Homepage, 04.03.2015, 08:15

Thanks. Very interesting readings.

> Hi guys,
>
> i post a intersting note regarding m$ dos multitasking from Eric
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Hi Roberto, about
>
> http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/forum_entry.php?id=14103
>
> Maybe the image contains TWO disks of 360k each? ;-)
>
> http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/forum_entry.php?id=14104
>
> Of course it is version 4.0, I thought the whole point was
> that you guys were looking for EUROPEAN MS DOS 4.0 (not to
> be confused with normal MS DOS 4.01) WITH (a very limited,
> only for specifically backgroundable tools) MULTITASKING?
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-tasking_MS-DOS_4.0#Features
>
> As you see, it is a very exotic version of MS DOS 3.xx sold
> with some exotic workstation PC models and similar. Yes, a
> version 4.1 (NOT 4.10) seems to have existed for that model:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICL_DRS_Professional_Workstation#DRS_PWS
>
> (this again warns not to confuse with 4.01 and again compares
> the goal with the goal of OS/2, not with a normal DOS version)
>
> "Microsoft agreed to write a custom version of MS-DOS 4.0 for ICL
> that would take advantage of the extra memory on the ICL computers.
> As a consequence, PWS users had a number of software compatibility
> challenges" (so it probably does not even run on normal computers)
>
> The ICL workstation had 286, later 386 CPU, up to 16 MB of very
> expensive RAM, normally no 1.44 MB floppy support (only as upgrade
> in later versions), ENGA graphics which displayed "EGA with an
> additional line reserved on the bottom row for multitasking and
> communications task messages" :-p
>
> I suggest that the people in the BTTR thread think about this :-)
>
> Eric
> -------------------------------------
>
> Roberto iw2evk

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