First post, by Kahenraz
On the subject of running non-game applications for users with special use cases such as databases, etc; I'm familiar with Bochs. Are there any other recommended emulators for DOS, possibly even including support contracts?
I know a very small doctor's office that I visit (one doctor, no staff) who still uses some very old DOS-based application to handle some of her bookkeeping. The computer in her office is an x86 running Windows XP so everything is working fine for her with NTVDM. But I know that some day she may want or even need to have this system replaced. It would be cost-prohibitive for her to change to a new software and would require time and training to do so. She has done fine and is very satisfied with the software she uses now.
In the event that she and others do have to move to 64-bit Windows, what solutions are recommended for running these kind of applications in leu of DOSBox?
I've talked to her about the software before and was very impressed to see her pull a large binder from the shelf and unfold it to reveal a classic over-sized three-thing binder with the original documentation and various update diskettes held in plastic sleeves in the back. I don't recall if there were also some 5.25" disks behind the 3.5". I'll have to ask for another look the next time I visit.