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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:52 pm 
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So, there is no valid reason to abandon DOS and switch to a GUI based Windows if it works OK and lets you do things you want like writing letters etc. I thought that DOS isn't secure, as there is no way for buisness to protect sensitive files saved on the computers or apply policy settings like you can with Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista.

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You can apply the strongest security and encryption that you ever want with DOS.

My Laptop's entire HDD is encrypted, you need a pre boot environment to get so far as the password prompt, that boot loader is mixed in with a dos loader which is also encrypted with a 256bit Swordfish cryptology sha.

DOS can be as secure as you ever want it to be.

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But I bet that back in the 1980's you didn't get as many people as you do now trying to hack computers so there was hardly any need for encryption.

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It's not the 1980s anymore, we're talking about the year 2000 and up, we have better encryption and better security now, that same security can be applied to Dos.

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Yes I know, I mean that as time goes on, hacking seems to get more and more sinister. I bet there would there have been a time when the only way for a computer to get a virus was for it to be ''accidentally'' passed on by floppy disks becasue the internet barely existed.

But are there any antivirus programs for DOS these days considering how many viruses there are out there?

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Yes I know, I mean that as time goes on, hacking seems to get more and more sinister. I bet there would there have been a time when the only way for a computer to get a virus was for it to be ''accidentally'' passed on by floppy disks becasue the internet barely existed.

But are there any antivirus programs for DOS these days considering how many viruses there are out there?


Considering how many viruses affect DOS, particularly a more modernised version of DOS with encryption..

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