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Poll: Which DOS do you use on real Hardware? (146 member(s) have cast votes)

Select your DOS

  1. BiboDOS (5 votes [1.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.62%

  2. BW-DOS (8 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  3. Com-DOS (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. DOS 2.0S (20 votes [6.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.49%

  5. DOS 2.5 (55 votes [17.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  6. DOS 4.0 (1 votes [0.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.32%

  7. DOS II+ (6 votes [1.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.95%

  8. DOS XL/XE (8 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  9. Happy DOS II+ (4 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  10. InstaDOS (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. K-DOS (2 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  12. Mach DOS (1 votes [0.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.32%

  13. MicroDOS (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. MyDOS (54 votes [17.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.53%

  15. MyPicoDOS (12 votes [3.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.90%

  16. OSS A+ (4 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  17. Real.DOS (7 votes [2.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.27%

  18. SmartDOS (5 votes [1.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.62%

  19. SpartaDOS (Disk Based) (27 votes [8.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.77%

  20. SpartaDOS X (57 votes [18.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.51%

  21. SuperDOS (8 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  22. Top-DOS (4 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  23. Turbo DOS XE (4 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  24. XDOS (8 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  25. Other... (8 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

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#1 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:41 PM

I hate to highjack Sikor's thread, but I'd like to see the results on a single page and tallied up.

 

They only allow for 25 choices, so list your "Other..." if necessary.


Edited by MrFish, Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:17 PM.


#2 CyranoJ ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:57 PM

Aww, no love for DOS 3.0 :P



#3 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:00 PM

Aww, no love for DOS 3.0 :P

 

No... but it was on my list. They limit selections to 25, so you know who had to go first -- the DOS you love to hate. :twisted:



#4 Ripdubski OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:14 PM

MyDOS for now. Once I get SIDE 2, it will be Sparta.

#5 Marius OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:09 AM

I voted for:

 

Bewedos

Dos 2.5

Spartados (Disk based)

MyDOS

XDOS

 

From these XDOS and Spartados diskbased are my favorite. 



#6 Subby OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:01 AM

I'm in for 

 

DOS 2.0S

K-DOS (reason to be apparent soon)



#7 tschak909 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:29 AM

I use:

* Dos 2.0S (just because, damn it, it's like that chick you fucked with herpes...it just keeps coming back...)
* SpartaDOS X (this has transcended even its original developer's expectations, for big devices, there is no peer.)
* MyPicoDOS (it's good for small game disks, but larger ones tend to be 30 seconds or so of flipping pages just to get to the game.

I WISHED I could use:

* OS/A+ 4.1 - long filenames! but it literally was a port of the Apple DOS 3.3 filesystem, all of the fields are there, even the file type (A B I S R), but you can't use them from CIO. There is support for LARGE disks (65535 sectors) but, no subdirectories, _WTF_ ?!

-Thom

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:35 AM

What delightfully evocative imagery. :)

 

Anyway: some food for thought for us HDD firmware developers, it seems.



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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:54 AM

* OS/A+ 4.1 - long filenames! but it literally was a port of the Apple DOS 3.3 filesystem, all of the fields are there, even the file type (A B I S R), but you can't use them from CIO. There is support for LARGE disks (65535 sectors) but, no subdirectories,


And no way to detect EOF reliably before a sector boundary.

* SpartaDOS X (this has transcended even its original developer's expectations, for big devices, there is no peer.)


This is interesting: could you elaborate on what were the original developer's expectations? I am asking just for historical record, as SDX history - especially on various structural and programming concepts there - is basically rather mysterious.

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 AM

I use Superdos, and sometimes Dos 2.5

 

Occasionaly i use spartados. But i have to admit, that i only have a real Atari system since a couple of weeks..

 

The reason why i like superdos is that superdos has the option to use Basic even while you booted with the option key (no basic rom active). .


Edited by Stormtrooper of Death, Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:44 AM.


#11 Larry OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:46 AM

Just curious -- is MyPicoDOS really a dos?  Thought it was basically a game boot utility.  Supports a file system?

 

-Larry



#12 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:00 PM

Just curious -- is MyPicoDOS really a dos?  Thought it was basically a game boot utility.  Supports a file system?

 

Yeah, I know, but a lot of people are using it almost exclusively, so I wanted to get some numbers up. It deserves the recognition.


Edited by MrFish, Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:05 PM.


#13 Sikor OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:05 PM

I hate to highjack Sikor's thread, but I'd like to see the results on a single page and tallied up.

Hmm, what am I wrong with my profile, that I don't see add poll function to new post? Thx MrFish.

#14 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:08 PM

Hmm, what am I wrong with my profile, that I don't see add poll function to new post? Thx MrFish.

 

Nothing, I imagine. After you select "Start a New Topic", you need to select "Manage Topic Poll" in the upper-right.



#15 Sikor OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:15 PM

You right, thx ;) I search it in all other places... :P

#16 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:26 PM

You right, thx ;) I search it in all other places... :P

 

I think before it used to be completely separate from starting a topic, and a little more obvious...


Edited by MrFish, Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:32 PM.


#17 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:07 PM

SDX here.



#18 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:50 PM

K-DOS (reason to be apparent soon)

 

I found this to be an interesting little DOS; command-line, and easy to jump back and forth between it and BASIC.



#19 Thorsten GŁnther OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:43 PM

I use 2.5, MyDOS/MyPicoDOS, BiboDOS and XDOS - although ROM based SpartaDOS seems to be the DOS of choice for IDE solutions, for SIO devices, which I mostly use, I prefer MyDOS/MyPicoDOS for large "disks" on SD card and XDOS for real disks. My use of BiboDOS and DOS 2.5 tends towards an absolute minimum though, since MyDOS and XDOS are both much better.

 

XDOS is in many ways the most recent version of Happy DOS II+, and thus borrows several ideas from OS/A+, plus it supports floppy speeders such as Happy, Speedy and Turbo - the latter two being popular in Germany only: the Speedy is basically a "Happy done right" (i.e. 65C02, no bankswitching, more reliable cache, new ROM written from scratch)  while the Turbo is a cheap speeder that does not require a new drive CPU and/or cache RAM (it does instead require specially (re-)formatted disks) and also provides a printer port (using a cable that hangs out of the drive select switch opening in the 1050's case).

 

AFAIK Stefan started working on a new XDOS/OS/A+-like DOS that will be able to replace MyDOS.



#20 a8isa1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:19 PM

MyDOS 95% of the time with SpartaDOS and BeweDOS splitting 5% or less.



#21 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:39 AM

(Bump)



#22 Larry OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:15 PM

So if you broke this into "types" of Dos it would be (approximately)

 

Ataridos 75

MS-Dos/CL  46

Game Dos 9

 

There were a few I'm not sure about.  Diversity, to be sure...

 

-Larry



#23 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:58 PM

The clear leaders are no big surprise here. But I'm amazed by the number of different DOS'es that are still in use.



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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:22 PM

that's true. there's two main filesystems family. AtariDOS / SpartaDOS. according to your poll:
 
AtariDOS ~ 65%
SpartaDOS ~ 35%


#25 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:35 PM

It's a little strange that DOS XL and XE are grouped together.







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