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- From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)CompuServe.COM>
- Date: 28 Jul 97 20:05:47 EDT
In response to Bill Allen's questions: <Do you prefer amber or green?> Green. <Easier than clicking on an icon?> Yes, particularly when you have to click on an icon, get a pull-down menu that requires either a click or double-click, which gives you a dialog box that requires you to scroll thru some items, then gives you a dialog box that says, "OK" and when you click on that it exits the program. I type "CAD <project no.>" to get into a project sub-directory and start AutoCad, I type "WP" to get into WordPerfect, I type "DB" to get into FoxPro, I type 123 to get into a spreadsheet, and I don't have to be looking for an icon and trying to figure out whether to click or double click on it. <Does DOS have [multi-tasking] capabilities?> Yes, it's called DeskView from Quarterdeck, could be used with 286 processors, and was out long before Microsoft started thinking about copying the Mac's operating system. A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural) Tucson, Arizona P.S. Seriously, I took Windows off this computer when I got it and don't even know (or care) where the disks are right now! I can't figure out what the icons mean, and am too impatient to do all the clicking and double-clicking that Windows requires. When I found that I could start AutoCad without the on-screen menu, I took that off. If I had to use the AutoCad on-screen menu, I would still be drafting manually. Oh, yes. There is one thing I know how to do in Windows - Get out of it (ALT-F, X)! Then I can do some serious computing!
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