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Linux "Where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular?". Pingdom has taken a stab at answering this question using the Google Insights for Search. Read on for our observations on the results.
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RE: This Is Good News
by iain.dalton on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 02:29 UTC in reply to "This Is Good News"
iain.dalton
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2006-02-28

From what I've heard, MS-DOS was always a poor man's CP/M, until the end of its days. Weren't people (who had used more powerful OSes) always complaining about its inadequacy back then?

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RE[2]: This Is Good News
by flanque on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 03:09 in reply to "RE: This Is Good News"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Not sure about that, but I know I really enjoyed MS-DOS from v5 upwards.

I couldn't stand that power shell or whatever it was. It looked like Windows 2.0 b1 with colour.

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RE[3]: This Is Good News
by danieldk on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 09:17 in reply to "RE[2]: This Is Good News"
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

Not sure about that, but I know I really enjoyed MS-DOS from v5 upwards.


I though it was terrible. We had 80386s, and were running a system written for a world without multitasking. OS/2 was far more exciting those days ;) .

I couldn't stand that power shell or whatever it was. It looked like Windows 2.0 b1 with colour.


It was called "dosshell', although 'doshell' would be a more appropriate name (seriously!).

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RE[3]: This Is Good News
by rhyder on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 23:00 in reply to "RE[2]: This Is Good News"
rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

I've never heard anyone refer to DOS as a "good operating system" before. We all have great memories of the apps and games that we used to run, but DOS was just a CLI as I far as I'm concerned. And not a very good one.

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RE[2]: This Is Good News
by jack_perry on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 03:33 in reply to "RE: This Is Good News"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

The joke I heard (and repeated) back then was that MS-DOS was an acronym for "Maybe SomeDay an Operating System."

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