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Name the old software

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Name the old software

We have had old records old TV programes how about a quick one for weekend old software mostly DOS No googling please. Simple for anyone who has been around pcs for a long time
Answers in bold ass with all these there are other which could be correct as well
1 Name 3 version of DOS ie manufacturers Drdos MSdos IBMdos Norton dos(not a true dos just a command replacement)
2 This word processor was a star in DOS Wordstart
3 This word processor was a perfect  in DOS Wordperfect
4 First real pre windows DTP  Ventura ran on GEM
5 Alternative GUI to windows many years ago GEM
6 Two top companies for DOS utils  Pctools and Norton Util could be MACE as well
7 Famous memory manager DOS Quemm
8 A Type manager in early windows true type
9 Programming language for databases complied to exe Clipper Clarion foxpro
10 Executable file extension for dos exe com bat cam executes first
11 Windows 95 came out on Floppies what was special about them 1.7 meg you needed a special program to copy them latter used by O/S2
12 Dos database Dbase
13 Let you connect to dos computers together and transfer files still going today Laplink
14 Two shells for windows 3.1 that made it into 95 roughly Norton desktop and pctools desktop
15 New O/S from MS and IBM very advanced for its day  O/S2 until they fell out and IBM went alone with it
16 Famous dos file manager Xtree gold
17 Windows spread sheet by Borland Quatro
18 This util doubled you hard drive in DOS early windows Stacker, double space
19 Early famous Fax util  Winfax


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OK, off the top of my head without using google....
1 MSDOS, DRDOS, PCDOS
2 Wordstar
3 Wordperfect
4 wordperfect
5 GEM
6 ?
7 HIMEM and EMM386
8 TrueType
9 DBASE
10 ?
11 They were I think 1.7MB instead of the standard 1.44MB
12 DBASE
13 laplink
14 ?
15 OS/2
16 ?
17 Visicalc
18 Stacker (external) or doublespace (MS)
19 ?
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Not suprised Peter got that lot given the sigfile  Smiley
But did Wordstar work with DOS - I thought it needed CP/M ?
I'm trying to think what text editor I used on my Nascom 2
minkey
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I think number 10 is .COM or .EXE
and 13 is probably TCP/IP
Jeff
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4 Was it pagemaker?
6 Norton, Brown BAg
7 Quarterdeck QEMM
10 COM EXE BAT in that order
12 also Paradox
13 Well I used to use Kermit but I think you're thinking of LapLink
16 XTREE

& WordStar went on and on and on, didn't at all stop with CP/M and the keybindings still survive in MS Word
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19. ZetaFax?
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Quote from: paulh
& WordStar went on and on and on, didn't at all stop with CP/M and the keybindings still survive in MS Word

I really liked Wordstar and I resisted using MS version for many years - Word is far too bloated for many users.
I still use Ctrl x, c & v ( cut, copy & paste )
they seem to be well used in many programs - including  here on this editing box in Firefox  Smiley
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In no particular order:
10: .bat
4.: PageMaker
6: Norton
17: Quattro
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Xerox documenters were one of  the first heavyweight DTP systems - don't forget that PARC invented WIMPs.
I was using one of those in around 1990 - and they'd been around for some time before then.
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Sheesh, still got the DOS manual here (blows of dust)!
Okay retro geeks...
The Amstrad PC needed what to keep it's config.sys from boiling off into space?
Who had a hit with the song, RS232 Interconnection Lead?
What was the name of the very-very first web browser than ran using DOS?

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No ones got 4 6 9 14 15 19.
9 Asked for a language that complied to exe dbase is sort of right.
Com exe bat was right anyone know if you had fred.exe fred.com fred.bat in the same dire and you typed fred which one would execute?
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.bat executes first.
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no, .com execures first
this is hurting my memory, i think i might stop soon but ...
9. foxbase? clipper?
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do you remember this women's keyboard
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I thought 15 was OS/2 as Peter said - but if it's not that I give up!
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