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#1 wendy

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:00 AM

Although Windows 3.11 became outdated too fast, it is still an interesting system. Somewhere between the rawness of DOS and the bload of the 32-bit operatings, it is still a fairly attractive system.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 01:45 PM

I have a floppy image that can boot Win3.11. It also has long file name support.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:21 AM

Here is a real copy of Windows 3.11, as i used to use it as my main OS, way back when.

The picture represents build K7654, just after it installs. (a few windows have been started). K7654 was made 10 years ago.

The window on the left is Progman Manager, retitled to "Desktop Manager", as it was with OS/2 1.3, The program on the right is the readme file, which replaces the tutorial. It is started as in OS/2 by the "Start Here" Icon. The icons in the help file actually link to help pages in it. It is called "welcome.hlp".

The Welcome.hlp is currently open at Windoze group. This has the odds and ends one distributes but never uses. The program manager has Win-OS2 group open.

Below one sees running "drwatson" v 1.00b (nicked from NT4), and "winrun" (from the borland suite). The latter allows you to run Windows programs from the DOS command prompt. The dos window shows 4DOS running on top of PC-DOS 6.30 (actually, the DOS from K8654).

Most of the icons here have been acquired from the WPS 1.51 package, represents those of Warp 3.0

MS-DOS is actually the Windows 3.0 program.

The icon for MsEd is hand-crafted, actually points to a hacked version of the Windows 95 Edit.com. the command edit actually loads qedit 4.0.

Gonkulator is actually calculator.exe, with "calc" replaced by "gonk". The term comes from eg, Hogans Heros, refers to some advanced technology crufted together out of bits and peices lying around. There is a matching gonk.hlp.

WinDOS is actually a windows command line program, very basic.

There was some work done lifting the calendar icon, and turning it into a "wait" or hourglass icon. The pages of the calandar would turn over. [OS/2 has a clock, rather than an hour-glass, for wait].

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:14 AM

Looks really good! :P

It's nice to see 4dos has now became free.. my first programs were all based in .btm (batch to memory) files from 4dos (later I discovered they were pretty much alike linux scripts..) :P

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:59 PM

Looks really good! :P

It's nice to see 4dos has now became free.. my first programs were all based in .btm (batch to memory) files from 4dos (later I discovered they were pretty much alike linux scripts..) :P

I use 4dos as the shell with my old machines even today. I even use it under XP for some batch files which I created under win95. They still work like a charm.

I wish some one would come up with a non-gui 4nt based command prompt boot for xp.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:58 PM

Yes, I've also lost interest on TakeCommand since it looked more like a standard program rather than a command line application.

I didn't knew 4NT, seems a really good tool to use, but since it's not free.. :P


Even tried out the console application from reactOS (it works on NT), but I always end up using cmd.exe..

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:42 AM

I have been using 4nt for ever since i had windows 95 or something. yonks ago.

Still, you could look at freecom/nt as an alternative. Download the Reactos ISO, and then extract the cab file inside of this. Inside of this is some pretty cute utilities, including a Win32 port of the freedos command.com, as "cmd.exe".

tcmd is indeed a command prompt as well. It does some pretty interesting things as well.

The latest out is tci, which gives a "tabbed command interface" You can run several programs in different tabs, even if they are not the same, eg 4nt vs freecmd, etc.

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