Sunday, February 17, 2008

DOS 16-Bit Emulation in Linux - Ubuntu

Yes there are still people that run 16-bit apps. I have heard that Vista x64 doesn't support 16-bit windows apps, which means that you will have to find some type of emulator to run the older versions of software.

You can use DOSBox which is fine for games, but if you need something to run older 16-bit apps that have printing, you'll need a emulator called DOSEMU. I still have some clients that run ACCPAC on the older 16-bit systems, so this was an interesting task since we could push Ubuntu as a desktop client if we were able to completely emulate the 16-bit DOS environment along with printing.

http://www.dosbox.org

http://www.dosemu.org/

1 comment:

simrat said...

thanx for the information. it really helps me..