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From: "Johan van Zyl" <>
Subject: Re: READING STAIRS DISKS
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 22:35:40 +1100


Hmmmmm yes .....

Whoever told you that About DOS SHELL is talking through his/
hers ears, that the biggest lot of balony I've heard!!

To open something under a DOS SHELL means....

Open a command prompt window to run the prog, or restart
the PC under DOS

Geeshhhh

Johan
Down
Under


| Hi All
|
| I have now received the STAIRS disks per the kind and unselfish
| gesture of Delia Robertson (once again, many thanks Delia!).
|
| The instructions accompanying the disks say that it should be
| openened under DOSSHELL. Apparently it was Microsoft's first
| experiment with a windows-type operating system, released when
| Bill Gates was still working to accumulate his first billion, and was
| not very successful (being withdrawn almost before it was
| available).
|
| I am now opening the disks under Windows Notepad so as to read
| the info, but it is a rather laborious taks (having to go through
| thousands of individual files!).
|
| Has anyone come up with a more structured and easier way to
| read the information on the STAIRS disks, and perhaps to search
| through them using a search word(s)?
|
| Kind regards
| Christo
|
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