You’ll never guess what computer book I bought

I forget exactly how I reached the listing for this on Amazon. I just felt instant nostalgia when I saw it though. I would have loved to have this back in the day. I did have a book by Peter Norton, but this one seems more thorough. I don’t have any ambitious plans or anything, but it’s nice to look through as a reminder of how things once worked.

Conversation 6 comments

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    30 May, 2020 - 8:37 pm

    <p>Learn how to port GEOS to run as a windowed application in Windows 10. And dosshell. </p><p><br></p><p>Dosshell forever.</p>

    • erichk

      Premium Member
      30 May, 2020 - 9:49 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#543920">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>That, and I may rewrite the kernel.</p>

  • Dave

    31 May, 2020 - 12:39 am

    <p>Those were the days! I have fond memories of Xtree and a love of floppy disks!</p>

    • erichk

      Premium Member
      31 May, 2020 - 12:47 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#543933">In reply to Dave:</a></em></blockquote><p>I have a big box sitting here of three-and-a-halves, some of it contains software but most are blank. I use some of them with my Apple //gs, but otherwise I'm just preventing them from going in a landfill!</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    31 May, 2020 - 7:44 am

    <p>I would imagine that most of that still works today in Cmd.</p>

    • erichk

      Premium Member
      31 May, 2020 - 12:46 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#543983">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Reading the intro in the book was very interesting. I can't remember word-for-word, but basically it was going on about how advanced MS-DOS had become, what with it being able to support networking and all that stuff. This was 1987 folks!</p>

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