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posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 08.04.2009, 19:32

> MS-DOS 7.10, which I use since 1999, is by far the best DOS available (I
> tested them all, believe me), and I'm afraid there will never be a better
> DOS. Even if "cm" thinks perhaps that I'm wrong.

"Never" is a strong word. But if you'd said "There will never be a better MS-DOS, you'd be correct.

Even if you have sporadically tried all the other DOSes (which I highly doubt), there's no way you tested them in all situations exhaustively. MS has better testing than you and they still can't get NTVDM up to par, even compared to previous versions. (Vista's NTVDM is actually dated older than XP's and works worse in most ways.)

DOSBox, ROM-DOS, PTS-DOS, PTS-DOS32, FreeDOS, FreeDOS-32, DOS-C, RxDOS, ZDOS, RDOS, Novell DOS, OpenDOS, DR-DOS (not the same!), IBM PC DOS, and a bunch of other weird variants that Lucho would know more about than I would. It's too much for one man to test. And let's be honest, without an active developer or sources, it's dead. If you like MS-DOS 7.10, fine, but don't expect it to do what you want in all cases because it won't, no matter how much you add on top. (It's amazing how little FreeDOS is used by you guys. Oh well, whatever. To each his own.)

 

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