I set up my printer yesterday - my retro system is upstairs in my "mancave "
This morning I booted my downstairs HP Elite 8000 from a flash drive setup
with a menu of 3 different network configurations (the HP, my Acer laptop,
and a Compaq DC5700.).

I pulled up my CONFIG.SYS in the FreeDOS Editor and hit PRINT, and my Epson
cranked out the file speedily. I then started up WordPerfect Office,
started a document and save to a file; and then printed the file.
Very cool.

I am happy to report that FreeDOS and Personal Netware play together very
well.


On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:21 AM, Don Flowers <donr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Eric - that should relieve my anxiety.
>
> >That is a lot of DOS? Why several computers?
>
> I just scored a NOS  WordPerfect Office 3.01 and am going to test it in a
> network environment.
>
> I have had this DOS disorder since the 80s and have always
> wanted to network DOS. I worked at Holiday Inn in the (1985-1988) and we
> had this awesome network and Hotel Management Software.
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi Dosgeek,
>>
>> > Just a quick poll to see how many users are actually running
>> > a printer in FreeDOS.
>>
>> > What kind of printer are you using?
>> > Dot Matrix
>> > Ink Jet
>> > Laser
>> > Other
>>
>> > I have an Epson NOS LQ-2070 Dot Matrix (Parallel interface) on the way
>> and
>> > am anxious about the setup and the end result. I have 4 PCs running
>> FreeDOS
>> > 2 of those are FreeDOS only machines; 1 of which will be a dedicated
>> server.
>>
>> That is a lot of DOS? Why several computers?
>>
>> According to the manual of your printer:
>>
>> https://files.support.epson.com/pdf/lq2070/lq2070u1.pdf
>>
>> This 24 pin printer supports IBM and ESC/P2 commands and a number of DOS
>> codepages such as 437, 850, 860 and related. The first two should match
>> your most common BIOS and mode/display VGA fonts for USA and Europe :-)
>>
>> I would suggest to use ESC/P2 configuration of your printer, because DOS
>> text related software may already know the escape codes for things such
>> as bold or italic printing. That makes it a bit easier for you to have a
>> bit of layout. Also, ESC/P2 is supported by our GRAPHICS TSR driver for
>> the graphical screenshot hotkey :-)
>>
>> Finally, you will probably not need a print spooler TSR, but you should
>> make selections for buffer size and buffer waiting time in your printer
>> configuration (using buttons on the printer) according to your taste.
>>
>> Cheers, Eric
>>
>> PS: GRAPHICS also supports simple PostScript and HP PCL screenshots, but
>> you should avoid old dumb GDI laser and ink jet printers, as those would
>> require smart Windows or Linux drivers. I think most modern printers are
>> smart enough to understand PostScript, ESC/P2 or HP PCL anyway?
>>
>>
>>
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