No one doubts that the death of DOS
tax software is both inevitable and near, but no one really knows how near.
Because of this, it is nearly always a mistake these days to choose a DOS
program over comparable Windows software.
3 for DOS
feature statistical-analysis and charting tools, cause-and-effect diagramming, and an online Quality Adviser.
While Windows 95 does not require that DOS
be loaded prior to Windows, some DOS
code has been ported into the product.
Many vendors are offering their new Windows products as part of a package that includes their DOS
versions at no extra charge.
Operating system software, like DOS
and UNIX, work behind the scenes to enable a computer to run application software like word processing or data base management or games.
Interchangeable client files allow both DOS
and Windows users to access and work on the same material.
Some vendors will market a full Windows version, some a DOS
version with the look and feel of Windows, and still others will include Windows-like features such as full screen review, cut and paste, and graphical file management (drag and drop instead of copy and delete).
It ran DOS
programs, Windows programs, OS/2 programs.
The major reason we haven't already made the move is this: DOS
software is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
In WordPerfect for DOS
, select File, Text In, Spreadsheet and Import, and then select and enter the spreadsheet file's path and file name.
So expect battles as details of a DOS
emerge, he warned.
Thus, when users want to network their computers to share data and application programs, special networking software has to be loaded on top of DOS
Recently a small but technically superior competitor has emerged--Digital Research's DR DOS
01 or higher running under DOS
(required); supports laser printing.