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QBasic FAQ


Whats the best version on Windows to use w/ Qbasic? by qbasicking
Posted: 7 Feb 02 (Edited 30 May 02)

Dos would be the best way to run Qbasic, but very few machines have true Dos anymore.  

Windows 1.01 - 1.04 was Microsoft's first attempt at
   making a GUI.  It didn't run DOS programs very well.
Windows 2.03 is the best, it doesn't run it itself, it
   sends it to DOS and lets it run it
Windows 3.1 is second best, it uses a Dos interpreter.  
Windows 95 is good, but it gets unstable when running Dos
Windows 98 runs Dos programs alright, but it gets kinda
Windows 2000 and Windows ME are terrible for Dos programs,
   they get incredibly unstable
Windows XP is more stable, Microsoft put huge effors in
   making XP stable.  But they took a step backwards in
   supporting older programs.  It pauses all other
   programs while running DOS .exes

Conclusion: The older the version, the better it is

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