DESQView 2.x

edited September 2020 in Product Comments

imageDESQView 2.x

DESQView, from Quarterdeck, was a DOS application multi-tasker and in later versions functioned as an X client for applications on remote UNIX systems. It competed against IBM Topview. The original DESQ was just a task switcher, but subsequent versions offered preemptive multitasking of well behaved DOS programs on real-mode 8088 PCs. It gained popularity when DESQView 386 added virtual x86 support. This enabled the ability to multi task many poorly behaved programs, and was often used on BBSes due to its excellent COM port handling. It was later overtaken by OS/2 and Windows.

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  • edited September 2020
    It Appears that the DESQView 2.0 and as well as 2.1 Hosted in this Downloads Section is Actually DESQView/X Mislabeled itself as the DESQView Classic, Someone should remove it so there is no confusion.
  • Thanks for pointing that out. Didn't realize what a mess these were. Cleaned up all the DESQview entries.
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