text editor

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at insightbb.com
Wed Aug 29 07:26:01 UTC 2012

On getting vim text editor ("vi improved") for FreeBSD, you can either pkg_add or use the ports system, where you build from source code with a convenient setup.  You can check http://www.freebsd.org/ and check the documentation, including the handbook and ports system.

I've heard of Cygwin but never run it because I don't have MS-Windows installed.  From what I read, it creates a Unix-like environment under MS-Windows.

I hear that MS is getting rid of 16-bit DOS compatibility, so you might not be able to run DOS software under Win 7.  But you can go to


DOSBox can run under current Unix-like OSes and also MS-Windows.  You may be able to download a win32 installer, I just found it there, would that run on 64-bit Windows?

I have run (Borland) Quattro Pro 5 for DOS under Linux, NetBSD and FreeBSD with DOSBox.


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