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QBasic 7.1

Post by SlowCoder » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:02 pm

To Pete's QB Site: Now that I've found you, I intend to USE YOU! :)

It appears there are some benefits within 7.1 over 4.5.

Is QBasic 7.1 legally free to download (abandonware)?

Any other things to consider?

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Post by burger2227 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:20 pm

PDS or QB7.1 is for more advanced programming usually. It has extra memory and functions to use.

It is available online, but is still owned by M$ just like QB4.5 and is supposedly illegal to use if you did not pay for it.

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Post by SlowCoder » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:05 am

That's what I'd fiigured. :(

By the way, thanks for changing from "Nope" to your current explanation. :)

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Post by burger2227 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:40 pm

If you don't care about legalities, then just download it! M$ does not prosecute individuals, but may sue download sites. PDS and QB45 are no longer sold either. DO NOT place PDS in the same folder as QB 4.5! PDS has it's own version of QB.EXE called OLDQB.EXE for simpler programs.

I feel that it is jusifiable because it really is abandoned software and DOS may not be available soon on newer PC's.

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Post by Seb McClouth » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:16 pm

Long live DOSBOX (not entirely true, or ofcourse the boot from USB/HD/etc. if you can still get your hands on MS-DOS....)

Vista still has a cmd... but not like XP...
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Post by SlowCoder » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:14 pm

Seb McClouth wrote:Long live DOSBOX (not entirely true, or ofcourse the boot from USB/HD/etc. if you can still get your hands on MS-DOS....)

Vista still has a cmd... but not like XP...
Yeah, I've got an old copy of DOS 6.22, but don't really use it for anything at this time. Maybe one day I'll install it as a VM.

While I'm a Windows sysadmin, I prefer Linux. Hence, DOSBox is my DOS tool of choice. I don't like to use CMD for much DOS stuff, due to the increasing lack of support for legacy applications.

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Post by Seb McClouth » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:00 am

I have a 3.x (dunno if it is 1, 2 or 3) bootdisk somewhere...
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