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ziloo
April 6th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Some years ago there was a multitasking software from
Quarterdeck, which allowed me to run several programs
simultaneously on a 286 under Dos. Has anybody used this
software (or similar one)? Are there any public release or
shareware version available?

Terry Yager
April 6th, 2006, 12:46 PM
DesQview...

--T

Terry Yager
April 6th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Try DRDOS, from Digital Research, et. al. It does multitasking well.

www.drdos.net

--T

ziloo
April 7th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Right on Terry, the name was DesQview that I could not remember.
How come you know so much????

I haven't used DRDOS at all, and probably I should try it now. As far as I remember, DesQview would split the screen into several sort of windows, and then I could be using one window for a word processor, and another window for executingn an EXE file (although it was painfully slow). Is that how DRDOS works?

ziloo

Terry Yager
April 7th, 2006, 09:11 AM
Ah, gee...now you're taxing my poor, poor, pitiful memory banks. As I recall, DRDOS doesn't do tiling of it's windows. You can have more than one process running, but only one is on-screen at a time, while the others run in the background. There's hotkeys to jump between active screens, IIRC. If you d/l version 7.01 or 7.02, the download includes documentation, so you can read up on it before installing.

--T