DESQview


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DESQview

A system from Quarterdeck Office Systems implementing multitasking under MS-DOS.
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DESQview

An earlier multitasking, windowing environment for DOS from Quarterdeck. In 1985, DESQview was the first serious multitasking program for the DOS PC. For 386 CPUs, DESQview relied on the included QEMM memory manager, also from Quarterdeck, that supported EMS and extended memory to allow multiple DOS programs to run concurrently. See EMS and extended memory.
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I continued to use Windows for my interface, though I loaded DesqView occasionally.
* QEMM memory management software is necessary if one is to make the full 4 megabytes of RAM in my 386SX system available to DESQview.
DESQview is compatible with a wide range of programs, including DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.0/3.1 I've successfully run high-resolution graphic viewers, dBASE, WorkPerfect, communications software, and desktop publishers in DESQview windows.
Quarterdeck's ads describe DESQview as "the power user's secret.") If DOS 5.0 has any effect on Quarterdeck's sales, it may actually expand the number of power users who want more than a mass-market solution.
DESQview is one of the scant few ambitious Davids going up against the Microsoft Windows Goliath.
It is the power of Dynamic Data Exchange that sets Windows apart from other environments such as DESQview and yes, even the Macintosh.
* DESQview, also from Quarterdeck, a wonderful utility that allows one to run multiple programs simultaneously (and much more conveniently than under Windows)
I have used QEMM386 from Quarterdeck (makers of DESQview, the nonGUI multitasker).
When you use a memory manager such as QEMM or DESQview, things get worse fast.
Although not entirely comparable, there was also favorable mention of the memory manager called QEMM 5.1, which accompanies version 2.3 of DESQview. QEMM utilizes memory above 640 kilobytes and makes it possible to multitask DOS applications.