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Reply 20 of 47, by clueless1

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Some of my favorite DOS utilities are SETMUL, SPEEDSYS, UNIVBE, and S3VBE20

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Reply 22 of 47, by Dominus

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WfW 3.11

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Reply 23 of 47, by retardware

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elianda wrote:

COPYWRITE / LOCKSMITH

Don't forget VGACOPY... it worked when the programs above failed to copy the copy protection...

Dominus wrote:

WfW 3.11

Doesn't run on 8088.
TopView was amazing at its time, needed no more than 8088/640k.

Reply 24 of 47, by Dominus

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Who cares about 8088?

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Reply 28 of 47, by appiah4

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retropol wrote:

any well equipped hw info tool? dealing well with different configs and having details of hw? do you have any propositions?

Norton SysInfo was best I ever had..

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Reply 34 of 47, by Jo22

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zyga64 wrote:

Speaking about image viewers I remember SEA was best in terms of convenience. Can be found here.

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Wait, good old Autodesk Animator became Open Source ? That's great news! ^_^

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jaZz_KCS wrote:

I am surprised that FileMaven wasn't listed yet. It is the ultimate file-manager with integrated Host/Client functions over parallel and serial.

Well, I mentioned it a few times in other threads (and some of my video clips).. But yeah, I agree that it needs to be mentioned more often. :)
FM is really useful for copying data over to older laptops with faulty floppy drives, too. Or getting data on/off XT class machines with MFM/RLL type hard disks / without 3,5" floppy drives.

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Reply 36 of 47, by Jo22

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retropol wrote:

norton commander does not have this pc-pc transfer function? [..]

Not sure, never really tried any Norton Commander past v2 (still favour v1 by Norton Computing).
That -uhm- "more complex" v5 from that Symantec (?) company may has one, or so I heard. 😉

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Reply 37 of 47, by elianda

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Additionally to the integrated file transfer function in NC NC4 brings TERM90 and NC5 TERM95 which are terminal programs. These can also be used to transfer programs to another computer.

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Reply 38 of 47, by HanJammer

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NC5 is horrible.
NC4 is way better.
Also Volkov (Not Volcov!) Commander is pretty cool - uses way less memory and it supports copying/moving of multiple highlighted directories which NC4 doesn't have.
I never liked DOS Navigator.

Back in the day I've been finding both - the transfer over serial connection and TERM90 very useful (first for copying lot of stuff from friend's computer to mine, second for BBSs 😀 )

Norton Utilities also has some very useful DOS tools.

I liked the FrameWork 3 /4 software suite (text editor, spreadsheet, database) I also liked MiniTAG text editor.

I used NeoPaint and NeoShow heavly. I also liked Envision Publisher for printing stuff as it offered near-inkjet quality on 9-dot matrix printer.

When it comes to diagnostic software CheckIt 3.0 is my favourite for legacy stuff and NSSI 0.6 for more recent stuff. But I like PC Doctor 1.5 as well.

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Reply 39 of 47, by appiah4

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Add me to the Volkov Commander converts.

A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|128M|Rage|V2/SLI|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350