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From: Charles Sandmann <sandmann AT clio DOT rice DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: DOS + djgpp on today's PCs
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 14:22:04 CDT
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> I have never tried to install and use DOS on any post-486 PC.  Is it
> still possible these days to use plain DOS and djgpp (no Windoze)
> on today's PCs?  IOW, could I buy a notebook PC, eradicate the M$
> infestation, install DOS 5 + djgpp and be happy?  Or is working
> through a Windoze DOS box the only option these days?

I make the primary partition on C be FAT32 - install the Win98 boot
disk files (minimal DOS 7), then put Windows 2000 on.  Win2K's boot
menu will allow you to choose DOS if you desire, or go for Win2K boot.

DOS still works just fine on a Pentium 4 - but a nice huge disk cache
is the biggest speed improvement.  With today's memory on new machines,
the FAQ gives ideas on how to chew it up :-)

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