> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex [mailto:alxm...@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 3:48 PM
> To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Best GUIs for DOS
> 
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM, Marco Achury 
> <marcoach...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > El 06/04/2012 01:25 p.m., Eric Auer escribió:
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > Can someone please tell me what are the best GUIs available 
> for FreeDOS?
> >
> > Naturally, this is a double question, since GUIs fall into 
> two categories:
> >
> > 1) Text-mode GUIs
> > 2) Graphical GUIs
> >
> > So, which GUI(s) would you recommend for each category?
> >
> > Maybe unrelated but: File Maven is a freeware text-mode "GUI"
> > file manager which has a sort of laplink clone built in. And the 
> > Arachne web browser has some aspects of a graphical GUI.
> >
> > The most comprehensive GUIs are probably Windows (3.0, 3.1 
> or Windows 
> > for Workgroups 3.11, all non-free, 3.x standard mode works 
> okay, WfW 
> > and 386enh mode can be hard, too much RAM as
> > well) and GEM. There is a free GEM distro by Shane, see also:
> >
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/opengem/files/
> > http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/mix_entry.php?id=8126
> >
> > Unfortunately, the more complete ShaneLand GEM website in 
> UK is down. 
> > Shane can now be reached at Opendawn, Japan, I hope.
> >
> > Eric :-)
> >
> >
> > 
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> > On my taste Norton Commander (or any of their clones) is 
> the best text 
> > mode GUI.
> > I think File Maven uses the same double panel.
> >
> > The are a lot of NC clones, some are updated for long file name 
> > support
> >
> >
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> > Marco A. Achury
> 
> 
> Actually, what I had in mind when I asked about GUIs was just 
> GUIs themselves, not application using them. But it was nice 
> to see Norton Commander being brought up in the discussion! 
> This brings up sweet memories.
> 
> The starting point of my exploration on DOS-based GUIs was:
> http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0503736/php/drdoswiki/index.php
> ?n=Main.GallDosGui
> 
> With Google you can find several other webpages about GUIs for DOS.
> 
> My interest, at this point, is mostly in the windowing 
> system, not in the applications that often come bundled with 
> those packages. I am looking for a nice GUI simply as a 
> development tool, not as a ready-made working environment.
> 
> It seems that there is a number of GUIs available for 
> FreeDOS, in addition to OpenGEM.
> But I was not able to find much comparative info about those GUIs.
> Any idea why OpenGEM is the only GUI environment listed on 
> the FreeDOS website under the category GUIs?
> To be fair, I must say that if you look hard withing the 
> website you do find the reference to other GUIs, such as the 
> Icon GUI. So why OpenGEM is the only one in the spotlight?
> 
> Please share your experiences with regard to DOS-based GUIs 
> as development tools.

It sounds like you're referring more to an IDE than a GUI.


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