Walden: Relating to the topic at hand, I think the chances that a clean install of iSeries Access on a WinV machine would work well are excellent. IBM doesn't want to work with "chances", so they test before supporting. That's a good thing, but not necessarily the point. Maybe we should wait until Vista is actually being considered for the workplace before discussing hypothetical compatibility issues. O.T., I've done almost exactly what you said; loaded both WordStar 3.3 and WordPerfect 5.1 on a 2005-era PC booted to DOS 6.2, just for shucks and grins. For both, printing is nonfunctional (expected), but search-and-replace -- or almost any other file manipulation -- on even a very large file is nearly as fast as "type key, see character on screen". Hardly any disk access, except when saving, so everything must be handled in RAM (even though DOS didn't see all the RAM in that PC). GUI. What a waste of great hardware [very big grin]. I think I've used up my quota of keystrokes for e-mail for the morning. Darrell Darrell A. Martin - 630-754-2187 Manager, Computer Operations dmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 11/14/2006 09:24:41 AM:
[snip] You upgrade because you want to, not because you _have_ to. I've not tried it, but I'd bet good money I could load DOS 6.2 on my new Pentium Cure Duo laptop, and kick up WordPerfect for DOS. -Walden
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