> In fact , i running arachne with older pcmcia 11 mb drivers for wifi, BUT i
> can't use new pcmcia card wifi
> up to 54 and more MB ..
Wireless is a pain in DOS, yes, sorry.
> Impossible also using wifi pen
See above, unfortunately. But some network cable.
> or usb external device like printers /
Georg / Bret drivers should work. If your printer
still does not work then, it is probably cheapo GDI
but slightly better printers accept PostScript or
PDF - hopefully also good old plain text. Even for
GDI it might be possible to convert your print data
to something that the printer can use under DOS :-)
> scanners or bluetooth...
People still use scanners? I thought they used their
photocamera, then even the BIOS often supports your
SD cardreader in DOS without any drivers... ;-) As
for bluetooth, what apart from mobile phone headsets
uses that at the moment? I guess it could also be
used for wireless data transfer to mobile phones or
printers, but luckily both also have USB ports :-)
> How many time we can continue use dos with OLDER hardware?
DOS runs fine on my very modern hardware, thank you.
Even Linux boots in a fraction of a minute, not one
hour as dos386 suggests. DOS works great supporting
my parallel printer, floppy, SATA DVD drive etc but
you are right that USB3 drivers are not freeware in
DOS and no drivers for hardware-accelerated FullHD
movie playback with surround sound over HDMI exist:
In short, DOS does not NEED new hardware... But then,
I do not think we want to follow the Windows example
where people are actually worried that 2 GB will not
be enough RAM to write a letter in MS Office... ;-)
I mean when your DOS EMM64 will support 16 GB of RAM,
where do you find DOS software needing that? Maybe a
Commander Keen with support for holographic screens?
Would be cool, I guess. And would need multi CPU and
SLI accel graphics and NCQ, which all *are* not DOS.