Miniatures of some DOS applications running in a vDos window.
Click any to view larger screenshots, or full sized. The vDos window can be set at many sizes, as long it’s readable (a minimal font size is enforced) and it fits the Windows desktop (maximum font size).
dBase V: Selecting text to copy to Windows Clipboard.
FoxPro: No close/exit if files are open!
Quicken: Print to any Windows printer.
DataPerfect: Testdrive demo program.
Live demos (DOS applications running real-time in vDos).
Well this is a first try, and still quite experimental.
It’s not that easy to select adequate examples of DOS apps running in vDos. I can hardly publish an app, actually in use with real data.
The 'server' running the webserver and vDos running the DOS apps is a modest Windows 10 tablet. Atom processor, 2GB memory... It's also no local PC: Startup and Exit of DOS apps take a few seconds, screen updates can lag behind a bit, though they always do with web applications.
Only 2 simultaneous sessions are supported. A started DOS app runs live, so someone before you might have messed things up. The DOS apps and data are daily restored.
Web applications have a common handicap: Printing. You can’t print from the demos.
So far, I created these 5 demos (though adding more is a snap):
Initial: This is what you get when vDos is installed.
Alpha4: Mostly just the IDE of this database program.
Clarion3: Like Alpha4.
FoxProX 2.6: An interactive demo of FoxPro. Pretty awesome this is all done in the database program itself.
WP 6.2: WordPerfect with some vDos extensions.
YouTube video’s.
Windows 64 bit - DOS | DOSBox - vDos | DOS - goodies (all somewhat outdated).