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My Linux CV Part 2, DOS

Posted 12-04-2005 at 06:14 AM by stabu

Finally I got my own computer, which is when finally I took a proper interest, and it ran MS DOS 3.3. I had got somw Windows diskettes but they really slowed the thing down. I have to say I was quite happy with the programs I had, mainly because my usage was pretty much office work and Lotus 1-2-3 and Wordperfect were definitely fast and easy to use. I don't think things have improved that much since then for office workers. We struggle to keep the same level of task-based productivity.
I was always interested in presentation SW, with Lotus Freelance being my absolute favorite. I wish I could have it back!

In terms of tweaking the system, well I tried learning the MODE command in DOS, but in truth I did few automating batch files, if any. In my defense, there wasn't much you could optimise or automate anyway. I only had 40 MB of HD. I tried some GWBASIC programming, but the most success I had was with DB3Plus, with was also a great and very light database app or, package as they used to say. In fact it was around that time that package went out of fashion, and application came in.

When Dos v5, came out I was delighted. I absorbed it very quickly. Then, about the time the Pentium came out, I changed job and was faced with a office environment of standard Windows for Workgroups.
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