MS-DOS version (was: What's best to do?? classically speaking

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Sat Jun 23 19:09:12 2001

> >> >Ah yes, DOS 5.0. The last time I felt I got my money's worth from
> >> Why? It had no GUI, no multitasking and rudimentary limitations on
> >> filenames.
> >So?, what's the down side?

On 24 Jun 2001, Iggy Drougge wrote:
> Are you into whips, chains and latex clothing as well?
Thank you for the invitation, but I'll wait until I know you better.

Admittedly, if you are going to have only one computer, and want it to
serve multiple purposes, then a GUI, multitasking, and verbose file names
might be useful. (BTW, DOS 5.00 DID have a poor quality GUI, called

For many uses, a GUI can be more hassle than it is worth.
If you have multiple computers, then multitasking ceases to be so
important. I've often found it preferable to use multiple machines
simultaneously instead of task switching. Bookkeeping, order entry and
shipping, development, analysis, and testing were better off on separate
machines. Yes, I did fire up 5 machines when I worked.

It would be nice to have slightly relaxed constraints on filenames, but
I've seen too many people make a paragraph long filename.
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