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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:16 PM

I've been doing some digging on my CD archives and stumbled upon some interesting programs, McShell is a very interesting approach to a sort of mac shell, I definitively recommend taking a look on it just for fun..

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Full version:

Attached File  MCSHEL31.ZIP   1.31MB   563 downloads


Trial version: Attached File  MCTRIAL.ZIP   883.01KB   822 downloads



How to use the full version?

  • Unpack all files onto a folder
     
  • Run setup.exe and it will ask to install on a folder inside your root C: drive like "MCSHELL3"
     
  • Open DOS box and type "mount c c:\" to make your drive visible to dosbox - download link
     
  • type (one command per line)
    c:
    cd mcshell3
    gshell.exe


How to use the trial version?

 

  • Unpack all files into a folder on the root of the c:\ drive like c:\mctrial
     
  • Open DOS box and type "mount c c:\" to make your drive visible to dosbox - download link
     
  • type (one command per line)
    c:
    cd mctrial
    gshell.exe

This program was developed by Mike Manning under the name of McShell GS 95, you can find him on boot-land.net as member "McshellCreator".



Hope you like it! :P

 


Edited by Nuno Brito, 21 December 2012 - 09:32 AM.
Added McShell full (thanks Wonko and Mike)


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Posted 11 December 2006 - 10:37 AM

Yep, I remember that one. :P


There is also an early version here:
http://cd.textfiles....TEM/MCSHELL.ZIP

that is much smaller (didn't test it)

and a maybe slightly later version here:
http://archives.scov...tils/mcshel.zip

There is no "trace" on the net for Mike Manning, if not this:
http://www.freelists...4/msg00003.html
(that is the info in the vendinfo file of the latest file)


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#3 Nuno Brito

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:45 PM

Mike Manning has made available the full version, thank you for keeping McShell alive!! :P

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 04:39 PM

Yes, it is a nice program, I am happy that Mike joined us.

And even happier that he provided his nice app. :P

It brings me back to the time I bought (for about IT £ 4.600.000, i.e. something like Euro 2.400,00, which in 1993 were an awful lot of money) my Mac Powerbook with (hear, hear) System 7.1, 4 Mb memory and 40Mb hard disk! :P

However it was fast, user friendly, and did all I had to do. :P

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 11:40 AM

Thanks for this. and Hello i'm new to this nice board.

So i wanted to ask if he also can make availble the source for this cool program and the graphics he used. Would be really great to port such a great tool to some newer system like Windows XP :P

Cheers, murphy :P

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:00 AM

Mike was kind enough to send a copy of McShellGS 97, several years ago.

It is indeed a remarkable shell. I use DOS quite a bit - I'm in China, now, and I don't enjoy using "Chinese Windows".

I've recently moved-up to 250GB hard drives - and, altho' *some* file-handlers don't work properly, under DOS, with such a large hard drive (I've got 48-bit Boot Sector translation software), McShellGS 97 works *just fine*.

I've wallpaper and patterns - and a few extra screen-savers - that work-well with McShell'. Should anyone want'em, contact me.

BTW ... Mike mentioned, when he gave this software to me, that the 3.1 version *just might not* be the latest/last. Does anyone know of a later version?

THANKS, MIKE, for McShellGS 97!!!

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:16 AM

Hi MWH,

I believe you should find the latest version here: http://mcshell.boot-...et/MCSHEL31.ZIP

Mike himself has uploaded it to that location.

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Glad to meet another McShell fan.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:33 PM

Hi, and thanks for your forum'ed information regards "McShellGS".

When I moved-up to a 250GB hard drive - and this under DOS 7.10 (from Windows 98SE), I thought that my ONLY problem(s) would be those concerned with "moving into 48-bit-sized hard disks". And, well, sure, there are issues there - one has to have a BIOS, or Boot Sector software, such that one's data isn't harmed.

BUT I FOUND that my tried & true file manager - Norton Commander v4.0 - just didn't work. Neither did another half-dozen file managers. They'd not be able to read the sub<DIR>ectories. They'd return "sharing violation/format hard drive". Hummm ...

But McShellGS 97 hasn't that problem. With McShellGS 97, I'm able to use (thru' "associations") the same ancillary software that I'd used inside Norton Commander.

And that's good, yes?

McShellGS 97 is a wonderful-looking program, sure. But I'd not use it, were that "all that there was". Rather, THIS shell - this GUI - is powerful. I'm able to do that which I need to do - that which I'd done under/inside Norton Commander. And that's no small thing.

Now ... if only Mike'd upgrade McShellGS 97 ... AND "if only" Western Digital *quickly* manufactures/sells larger-than-250GB laptop hard drives ...

Thanks, all.

Mark.


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:43 PM

mcshell v3.1 homepage (needs translation):
http://www.aurora.homelinux.net/dos

direct download:
ftp://aurora.homelinux.net/public/dos/ext...ll/MCSHEL31.ZIP

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 04:31 PM

It's Hungarian, not that bad through Google Translate:
http://translate.goo...t...sl=hu&tl=en

:)

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:25 AM

is there a backup of the original file uploaded by the author? the link i provided is a shareware copy. thanks.

#12 Nuno Brito

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:16 AM

The first topic contains two links.

One for shareware and another is the full version is signaled in red color.

Please look carefully.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:23 PM

only the trial version is downloadable. the full version leads to error 404.

http://mcshell.boot-...et/MCSHEL31.ZIP

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

Since noone fixed the site, here is a copy (should be the "right" file, out of one of my backups, but has to be checked).

 

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

Thank you my friend, this was very helpful. I've added this file on the first post to prevent further confusion on new readers in the future.

 

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