I heard about FreeDOS from the recent Slashdot thread, so I wanted to check it out. However, after reading various FAQs and overviews on the Web site, I couldn't find answers to my questions, and decided to ask this way. Even where part of the answer existed, I couldn't tell if it applied in my specific situation... (For example, regarding FCBs.)
Not sure how well FCB support works. I should try doing stuff with Jim Lopushinsky's CP/M emulator as a test. I would suppose it should work.
My objective is to continue using an ancient dBase II application that I wrote many years ago. Yes, I really should port it to a newer system, but it involves quite a number of modules, and I've just been winging it in various kinds of DOS windows over the years, but it's gradually getting more and more difficult, so I'm curious if FreeDOS might offer an easy solution.
The first question regards compatibility of FreeDOS with ancient dBase II. Is there anyone who can speak to this issue? (FCB support is only one of the constraints.)
Comment above (I'm not sure)
The second question is the most convenient way to access it from Windows XP. I do have a machine configured with a dual boot (BootMagic) and a small FAT partition, but what would make it really convenient would be if I could just run FreeDOS in some kind of emulation window. I couldn't even get a clear hint as to whether this might be possible.
Bochs or QEMU... both open-source. http://bochs.sf.net/ for Bochs.
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