The Original MS-DOS 4.0

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Wed Jun 28 09:12:33 2000

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000 09:58:03 -0400 Douglas Quebbeman
<> wrote:
> This multitasking DOS 4.0 (from Microsoft, not a third party)
> was supplied with a computer that was old only in either the
> UK or more widely in Europe. It seems that the first letter
> of the computer manufacturer was an 'A', so the machine could
> have been an Apricot, an Amstrad, an Acorn, or lord knows.

I remember this! Only vaguely, though. It was indeed a
multi-tasking version of MS-DOS, supplied by Microsoft to a
UK computer company.

I doubt that Amstrad or Acorn would have done something
like this, so Apricot is the most likely 'A'. However, I
get a (vague) notion that it may have been an ICL product.

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Wed Jun 28 2000 - 09:12:33 BST

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