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[Video] Can DOS 6.22 (1994) Replace Windows 7?

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#1 12padams

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:37 AM

Today we use our computers for heaps of cool things. Whether it's gaming, listening to music, writting documents, browsing photos or even emulating older gaming consoles...

 

Personally I use Windows 7 on my desktop computer and Windows 8 on my Surface Pro Tablet computer. I grew up using computers with a graphical user interface but what happens when I take a trip back to 1994 in an attempt to do the things I do on windows 7 with DOS 6.22? Could DOS replace my beloved Windows 7? Watch the video below to find out:

 

 

Video Sections:
1:15 Navigation/File System Commands
3:30 Working with Basic Text Files
10:20 DOS Gaming
23:25 Advanced Word Processing
25:50 Installing and Using a Mouse Within DOS
28:25 Making Graphics (DPaint) With DOS
33:55 Viewing Images on DOS
35:10 Play Sound with DOS (Programming Sound)
41:20 NES Emulator on DOS (Metroid)
44:10 Installing and Using the GEM GUI for DOS
55:25 Full DOS Review


Actual List of Tasks:
1. Create a text file to store the list of tasks.
2. Display the contents of a text file without using edit
3. Copy and Paste text
4. Access files on a floppy disk
5. Play 3 Dos games that satisfy my gaming hunger
6. Use a more advanced text editing program
7. Get the mouse working
8. Make any type of image file using a Dos painting or graphics program
9. View an image file on DOS
10. Play sound/music with dos
11. Test out a game console emulator and play a game
12. Install a graphical interface for DOS
13. Install a gem application
 

P.S I've never played DOOM before so that's why I sucked at it in the video ;)



#2 Gragier_521

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

Your videos are always fun to watch but I'm not sure if I've enough patience to watch an hour long video of DOS. :D



#3 Villain

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:12 PM

As some one that grew up on DOS (5.1 to 6.22) yes, you can do all of those items.  I will watch the video when I get back from errands, bookmarked!



#4 R@6271M3

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Looks interesting...added it to my "Watch Later" list.



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