dos is still my favored operating system
That spot for me is reserved for TinyCoreLinux with extra extensions and the JWM GUI, although on a day to day basis I also have to use DOS (to support customers that still use it), WinXP (some software will not run on 7) and of course Win 7.
Having said that, I completely understand your liking of DOS for selected apps and to program in, it's a pleasure and I have to say that it comes in as a close second for me.
also note that dos is about as close to a realtime operating system as you can get. nice clean square waves coming out that lpt port. and none of the serial killer nightmares of rs232 with "protected mode" os (protect who? lol).
I also have a computer running Caldera DrDos which runs as my digital logic analyzer (couldn't do it if it was running under a multitasking OS - uses the LPT as the input port) and as previously stated apps for the customers that still use DOS and the other I use as a big embedded system where I test my own 16 bit real mode OS.
i like this new board and cant wait to get my hands on it. about 1/3th the cost of an equivalent micro atx setup.
Exactly what I had in mind.