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Best of MSDOS (Changes and updates)

Rob Harper Rob.Harper at CSC.FI
Sat Jan 2 05:38:22 EST 1993


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>From: kko at fraser.sfu.ca (Samuel Ko)
>Subject: The Most Useful MSDOS Programs at Simtel20 and Garbo (Changes)
>Message-ID: <1993Jan1.232159.2724 at sfu.ca>
>Followup-To: comp.archives.msdos.d
>Summary: A list of major changes since version 1.9. 
>Keywords: changes, additions, updates
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>Organization: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
>Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1993 23:21:59 GMT
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Archive-name: msdos-archives/diff
Last-modified: Jan 1, 1993

    The Most Useful MSDOS Programs at Simtel20 and Garbo (Changes)
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        ****  The Ultimate Guide to MSDOS Archive Files  ****

Version: 2.0  Jan 1, 1993

Compiled by Samuel Ko (kko at sfu.ca)

As this most-useful-program list is quite long, I'm posting this article
listing major changes (additions and updates) for those of you who have
read the previous issue (version 1.9  Oct 24, 1992).

The information in different msdos-archives postings should be more or less
accurate as of Dec 31, 1992.  As the world of MSDOS archives is rapidly
changing, there will be lots of changes before the next version is released.
To keep yourself informed of the latest and greatest of MSDOS archive files,
do read the upload announcements on comp.archives.msdos.announce newsgroup
(or subscribe to the MSDOSANN mailing list if you do not have netnews access).

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     The Most Useful MSDOS Programs at Simtel20 and Garbo (Part I)
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[ a modified title ]
[ the compilation is now in 2 parts ]

General format of an entry:
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...
Status:  Shareware / Freeware Info
         Shareware - copyrighted (or patented) programs distributed and sold
         on a "try before you buy" basis.
         Freeware - copyrighted programs which do not require compensation
         for use in most cases.
         Public Domain - free from copyrights; open to use by anyone
         without compensation.
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Section A:  Application Programs
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Program: Buttonware's PC-File Database
...
Alternative: ...
             File expresss (fe51-{a,b,c}.zip) (ditto)    [ new ]
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Program: EnVision Publisher    [ new ]
Version: 1.0
Upload Date: 92/12/02
Files: evp10{a,b}.zip
Size: 669,413 bytes (total)
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/deskpub
          garbo: not available
Status: Shareware
Comment: Great! ... A WYSIWYG full-feature desktop publishing program ...
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: Draft Choice CAD
...
BTW ... Data flow diagrams ...
        - Analyst's Toolkit (atk15ibm.zip in /pub/msdos/flowchart) - good
        - EasyCase (ezcase17.zip in /pub/msdos/case) - limited CASE
        Flow-Charts ...
        - FLODRAW (fdrw225{a,b}.zip - /pub/msdos/flowchart) (CGA only?)
[ new ]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: X(Plore) Mathematical Toolchest
...
Alternatives: ...
              Mercury (mrcry209.zip) - solving equations (in /.../math for oak)
[ new ]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Section B:  Compression / Decompression Programs
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Synopsis - DOS and UNIX
~~~~~~~~
*.hpk          hpack78.zip                        hpack78src.tar.Z (garbo only)

*.F            --                                 freeze *

*.z            --                                 pack (on your system)
               --                                 gzip-0.5.tar.Z **

*.exe/         pklte115.zip                       --
*.com          lzexe91e.zip
               diet144.zip

* freeze is a new Unix compression program ... Get it from
  /usenet/comp.sources.misc/volume25/freeze at wuarchive ...

** gzip (GNU zip) is designed to replace Unix's compress (?) ... Get gzip
   from prep.ai.mit.edu (in /pub/gnu) ...
[ new ]
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Program: Hpack multisystem archiver    [ new ]
Version: 0.78
Upload Date: (to garbo) 92/11/20
File: hpack078.zip
Size: 114,243
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/arc-lbr (not the latest)
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Freeware
Comment: yet another fine archiver ... but slow compression :( ...
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Program: Buerg's archive files viewer
Version: 1.41    [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/11/08
File: fv141.zip
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: ArcMaster
Version: 8.3   [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/11/08
File: am83.zip
...
Alternative: Shez (shez83.zip)    [ update ]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Section C:  Utilities
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Area 1:  4DOS
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: 4DOS command.com replacement
Version: 4.01 revision d    [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/10/31
File: 4dos401p.zip
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Area 2:  Disk Utilites
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: OnePass - single-pass floppy-disk copier
...
Alternatives: ... , WWScopyd (copyd11.zip)
BTW ... A good program to break a large file up into pieces and copies it to
floppies is  slice  (oak: /pub/msdos/pcmag/slice13.arc) ...    [ new ]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: MegaBack disk system backup
Version: 2.1    [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/12/07
File: mback210.zip
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Program: HDTEST    [ new ]
Version: 5.35a
Upload Date: 92/10/26
File: hdts535a.zip
Size: 139,775
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/dskutl
          garbo: /pc/diskutil (not the latest)
Status: Shareware
Comment: A good program for testing and maintaining disks ...
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Area 3:  Directory Utilities
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: Vernon Buerg's file viewer and disk utility
Version: 7.7a    [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/10/26
File: list77a.zip
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   Area 4:  File / Text Utilities
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: Derr's FileFinder
Version: 4.1    [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/11/14
File: fff41.zip
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: Pretty Good Privacy    [ new ]
Version: 2.1
Upload Date: (to garbo) 92/12/07
File: pgp21.zip
Size: 187,758 bytes
Location: oak: not available
          garbo: /pc/fileutil
Status: Freeware
Comment: This is a very popular but controversial (public key) encrytpion
         program ...also available from ghost.dsi.unimi.it (in /pub/security)
Alternatives: Encrypt (encrypt.zip), Tangle (tangle.zip)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: Dosnx - Unix-like utilities
...
BTW ... Some other "common" Unix Tools for Dos:
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 ...
 ksh     -  oak: /pub/msdos/sysutl/ms_sh21b.zip (386+ preferred)   [ update ]
 ...
 rcs     -  oak: /pub/msdos/pgmutl/rcs56dos.zip    [ update ]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: CompuShow *.gif files viewer
...
Alternatives: ...
              GIFV (gifv37.zip)    [ new ]

BTW ... a bit on jpeg files ...
viewers:  ...
          ColorView (dcview20.zip) - oak: /pub/msdos/graphics    [ new ]
          DVPEG (dvpeg21.zip) - sunee.uwaterloo.ca: /pub/jpeg/viewers [ update ]
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     The Most Useful MSDOS Programs at Simtel20 and Garbo (Part II)
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
       ****   The Ultimate Guide to MSDOS Archive Files  ****

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   Area 5:  Screen Utilities
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: Snipper    [ update ]
Version: 2.6
Upload Date: 92/10/28
File: snippr26.zip
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   Area 6:  System Utilities
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: InfoPlus - screens of system info
Version: 1.56    [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/12/30
File: ifp1p156.zip
...
Alternatives: ...
              ASQ (asq130.zip)
              PC Mag Lab Benchmarks (pcben60{a,b,c}.zip; bench60.zip (garbo))
[ new ]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: Secure System Login
...
Alternative: CCP (ccp11.zip) - a more secure system control program  [ new ]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program: HyperDisk
Version: 4.51    [ update ]
Upload Date: 92/12/07
File: spkt451s.zip
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Area 7:  Other Utilities
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Program: Ultimate Calc



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