Billy Tanksley tanksley@mailhost2.csusm.edu
Thu, 27 Jul 1995 20:32:03 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 27 Jul 1995, Pedro J. Soto wrote:

>         subproject.  It would be an immense drawback and possibly suicide
> to design TUNES
>         to run on top of DOS.  The importance of migrating from DOS to
> 32-bit OSs is being
>         fed to the consumers constantly, and TUNES would be eschewed.

First of all, TUNES is not being designed to run on top of DOS; that's 
simply one environment it should be able to handle.  It's an EXCELLENT 
idea, since it offers a risk-free way of evaluating TUNES.  Also, it 
offers a way to develop for TUNES (especially tight now, when there is no 
use for TUNES) without having to sacrifice an otherwise useful machine.

DOS is an excellent platform from which to run an OS, since it is almost 
completely non-intrusive-- it can't preempt you in the middle of a 
critical task!