Yeah. MS-DOS 1.0 and Edlin. How archaic.

Imagine us working in an environment like that, where the screen is an 80x24 text-only screen, and everything is done with a single fixed-pitch font. And imagine us having only very limited color support, 7 colors and they can't even appear in adjacent columns.

Oh wait... no. MS-DOS was 80x25. And supported 16 colors. And had no trouble with adjacent columns... I must be thinking of something much older and more archaic.

Not sure what I was thinking of, but thank goodness none of us uses it.


On 5/29/2011 10:14 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
One can always state that nothing in any vendor's new release justifies
upgrading. Then again, if everyone did so, we'd all be running DOS 1.0 on
our PC's and using edlin as our word processor.


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