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I still use it now and then. And use the old Norton stuff like TS.exe (Text Search) more often than that (just try doing what it does in Windows). Not to mention NCD.exe (Norton Change Directory ... and its clones, like ACD and WCD). I still use DOS Navigator, too. The great things about all the good old DOS stuff are that they're quick, fully developed, and (these days) they're all readily available off the web for nowt!

And the real cruncher about DOS and the DOS Commands (isn't that the name of a group?) is that, if you knew a bit of C, you could always write your own! smile


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The GNU Midnight Commander (used on Linux shells) still looks a bit like that laugh

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Norton Commander, DOS Navigator, Windows Commander (but Christian Ghisler was forced by "you-know-who" to change the name ... now it's Total Commander, but still just as good), Midnight Commander (by far the best name) ... and there are others (anyone remember the excellent PC Tools? ... even DOSshell?). They're all variations on that theme, and all good! smile

I guess I should also make honourable mention of XTree Gold! And (last but by no means least, The Volkov Commander ... written by a guy called Vsevolod Volkov in Urkraine ... check it out)!

Just remembered "Back & Forth Professional" ... another classic that I've used a lot. It was a task-switcher that was so fast it seemed like multi-tasking (well, almost ... but this was well before OLE and stuff like that). And remember SideKick? A brilliant hack! Better stop there ... there's just too much of good old stuff like that, from what I would call the Golden Years of computing.


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Xtreegold was the dogs danglies!

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Here you are, then! smile


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Ha! 5 1/4" floppies laugh

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5 1/4" floppies

Your wife been complaining again Huw? shocked blush

Still it is better than a modern 3 1/2" one in a stiff cover.
How many times has that old joke been made - perhaps time to lay it to rest.

There was a lung function test system in use until a few years ago that still had an 8" floppy drive in it. Try getting spares for that!

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My spelling is not bad. I am typing this on a Medigenic keyboard and I blame that for all my typos.
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Especially external ones with a USB connection!

But it's amazing what you can find on eBay. There's a nice Tatung Einstein (3-inch disks on that one) going at the moment, for instance. If it was a straight auction (rather than a "buy it now" deal) I might have been tempted to bung in a bid myself!

Also noticed a Dragon 32 in good shape (made in Wales, don't you know)! And an ACT Sirius 1. It's a pity that the medical equipment section isn't as vibrant (good BS word, that). smile


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Originally Posted By: RoJo
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5 1/4" floppies

Your wife been complaining again Huw? shocked blush


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