On 2012-11-12 01:11 (GMT-0600) Rugxulo composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> Maybe what could meet her needs is OS/2 or eCS. Last century at least they
>> were always better at multitasking DOS apps than DOS ever could hope to be.
>> OS/2 as eComStation is currently available to run on modern hardware, though
>> the license is anything but cheap. A laptop old enough to be running a PIII
>> is likely to function with an old Warp 4 version off eBay or Craigslist.

> Win2k or OS/2 would probably be lean and good, esp. for DOS
> compatibility. Though if she hates XP, 2k is probably not a good
> choice. While XP is far from perfect, it was (comparatively) very very
> good (esp. DOS support) compared to its successors.

> http://www.ecomstation.com/news.phtml?action=fullnews&id=3698

> Seems that eCS 2.1 is out now (as of 18 months ago).

I expected 2.2 release last month, so it shouldn't be much longer until.

I started using OS/2 full time in 1997. Eventually I converted to eCS. That's 
been solidly running Quattro Pro 5.6 & Paradox 4 24/7 longer than I can 
guess, not counting reboots for maintenance or Mozilla reasons. QPro disk I/O 
in eCS is far faster than running it directly in PC DOS 2000, probably at 
least 10X as fast, maybe 20X or more.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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