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DOS programmes in the modern work place?

The manufacturing comapny I work for has been using a windows based estimating programme which is then used for actual job sheets. Having recently been bought by another company, we are about to swop over to their DOS programme. I cannot help but feel that this is a step backwards; any thoughts?

Asked By: Morgan L - 8/22/2008
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Not really, DOS is a very stable work enviorment, it doesnt carry any overheads like GUI so it simply runs, if wriiten well, it can run for years, plus it can also access the hardware directly, hence many companies still uses it... More
Answered By: Tofus - 8/22/2008
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Answered By: Cric Queen - 8/22/2008
 
DOS in the modern workplace is an Oxymoron... More
Answered By: man290663@btinternet.com - 8/22/2008
 
its just software. as lonjg as its stable, reliable and does what its supposed to do, does it really matter what os it runs on... More
Answered By: 16k-zx81 - 8/22/2008
 
Question: Are you sure it's a DOS program, and not a text-based Windows program? (They're not the same thing... More
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Answered By: Ken B - 8/22/2008
 
The only real test is "Does the old version being sundowned have any functionality that the DOS version cannot do?" If the answer is "No", it's not a step backward, it's merely a different way of doing things, which is not inherently good or bad. If the DOS version cannot do something your old version did (or can only... More
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Answered By: TheMadProfessor - 8/22/2008
 
lol I agree. but in the bigger business sense, it might be more features, or more votes for the new guys, or easier to implement the dos for you then the windows app for them or they don't want to or can't get additional windows app licenses, etc
Answered By: Barry C - 8/22/2008
 
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