ATI! Because it kind of rocks.

     
 

IBM Releases New Version of DOS!
1999-08-15 16:59:02


Laughable Technology
 
The 9/16 wrench: simple in form, near universal in function, and missingfrom every goddamn toolbox I've ever owned, borrowed or stolen.
-- gomonk

 

After a five-year gap since the release of PC-DOS 7, IBM has announced the next release of the venerable Disk Operating System. These guys just don't know when to quit.

To be fair, there probably are a bunch of IBM customers running DOS-based systems who are terrified if not downright bitchy about Y2K issues. PC-DOS 2000 promises to be a fix for any Y2K problems in DOS, and like DOS 7 before it, comes with a number of features handed down from OS/2 development.

PC-DOS 2000 uses Rexx as a secondary batch language. Say what you like about Rexx, it's not the greatest language on God's Green Earth, but it's loads better than the .bat files we all grew up with, and all in all it's not a bad language. PC-DOS 2000 has the actual, licensed Stac compression technology, comes with a decent text editor (similar to a text-based version of OS/2's EPM), and adds Euro symbol support.

So, they've done a good job of putting this package together (I'm guessing based on the feature list and having used PC-DOS 7). But this is 1999! Get a grip!

Well, at least this will give the OS/2 users out there hope that IBM will have a new version waiting for them. Hahahahahaha!!!!

Over.  End of Story.  Go home now.

sadist@pigdog.org


comments powered by Disqus
 
     

 

C L A S S I C   P I G D O G

Skunk School -- Learn Why Not To Keep Skunks As Pets
by El Snatcher & Ms. BunnyPenny

Put the "Life" Back in SF "Nightlife"
by Flesh

Absinthia: The Pigdog Interview
by El Snatcher, Mr. Bad

Solex vs. the Pigdog
by The Compulsive Splicer

02-23

Baron Earl

Cliff Burton Day in Castro Valley

02-23

El Destino

When Spock met PLATO

12-28

El Destino

A musical reminder: Don't Say GIF

12-22

El Destino

Devo's one and only Christmas song

12-04

El Destino

What teenaged girls really wanted to ask David Cassidy

10-09

El Destino

Frank Sinatra told Donald Trump to "go fuck himself"

07-05

El Destino

Whatever happened to JenniCam's Jennifer Ringley?

05-03

El Destino

Iíve Made Millions Selling Fake Plastic Hillbilly Teeth

05-03

Baron Earl

Fyre Fest Lawsuit

05-03

Baron Earl

US Government uses drones to shoot M&Ms at endangered ferrets

More Quickies...