[Novalug] DOS options -- WAS: Device naming.
bdalzell at qis.net
Mon Mar 15 22:32:08 EDT 2010
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010, Alan Grimes wrote:
> Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Mar 2010, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
>>> Didn't know PC-DOS was still available. Did IBM make the binaries
>>> freely available (even if only free beer)?
>> I found several CDs for sale on Amazon.
> Alright, I'll confess, I have a copy of PC-DOS 7.0. I haven't booted
> that machine in quite a while but it should still work.
> The text editor on that version, E, is the standard by which I rate all
> others. I've put more than 2 million keystrokes into my E editor.
This may not be the same "E" but according to wikipedia there is an E for
windows and a port of it for linux.
> Nano is the best on linux, and even it is vastly inferior. =(
> Come to think of it, it's insane that 16 years later, no other editor is
> even half as good! =\
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