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    Dos 2 Linux

    Is it possible to compile a Dos program to run on Linux?

    Thanks for your help and any suggestions you could give

    Butch

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    Re: Dos 2 Linux

    I'm not sure about compiling DOS applications to work natively in Linux.
    But I do know of a good DOS emulator that plays very nicely with Linux.
    It's called dosbox and it's in the Ubuntu repositories.

    Here is dosbox's website that might give you some more information.
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    Re: Dos 2 Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by butchseaman View Post
    Is it possible to compile a Dos program to run on Linux?

    Thanks for your help and any suggestions you could give

    Butch
    I would say yes. At least for the ubiquitous "hello world".

    More complex programs will not be as portable. There are a lot of other factors to consider - language, etc.

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