schwepes on 7 Feb 2008 02:06:40 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Is PLUG Appropriate For Me?

The nice people at the FREEDOS project provide plenty of drivers
for new equipment that a DOS 5 system can run comfortably.

On Wed, 6 Feb 2008, Eugene Smiley wrote:

> James Barrett wrote:
> > Sure.  The software might work, it might never need to be updated...  If
> > they wait until their hardware starts dying to replace the otherwise
> > "working" software, then they will be in for a rude awakening.  If they
> > ever have to purchase new equipment they might be SOL and their POS
> > software could be a POS indeed.  They would then have to decide wether
> > or not to create GIG-e drivers for DOS/95/98 or switch over to FREEDOS.
> > At that point they might even consider revamping their systems entirely.
> Well, since Retail and Restaurants are multi-BILLION dollar industries, you can
> rest assured that there is also an industry devoted to maintaining, servicing
> and replacing POS systems. It's a cost of doing business.
> As for needing to add drivers, why? There's plenty of vendors providing hardware
> conforming to older standards. I still see 10base2, 10baseT, serial and parallel
> peripherals, monochrome CRTs, etc. all the time. Just because it's old doesn't
> mean it will go away. Pay attention next time you go to your favorite fast food
> joint. You'll see what I mean.
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