Florian Xaver wrote:

Have you tried DR-DOS's multitasking?

Actually no! I guess it's possible then?

But at some point you have to look at the history of prot-mode, isolated processes, installable services, 32/64 bit architecture, self-headling file-systems, and decide how far to take it with something like FreeDOS.

I see no reason an intense calculation program could not run under FreeDOS on a network server, but can it run 32bit/64bit and will the people who write it have a big enough market? Would it really run any better on a big server than on a high-spec single processor custom built computer? My guess is no...

If you're going to invest in a big server, I think you need an o/s that can run many things at once, otherwise it will be sitting idle for a long time and won't be able to service many different types of request...

Gerry Hickman (London UK)

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