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Re: XYW under 32-bit Windows



I've been running both the DOS and Windows versions of XyWrite under
Windows 95 since March 1999, and under Windows 98 since last January. The
only time I had any problems was when I foolishly tried to run XyDos with
a major 32-bit Windows app (I think it was WordPerfect) open, and that
with only 32 Mb of RAM in the system. Otherwise, no problems. But I am
extremely nearsighted and have a 13-inch monitor, which means I run at a
640 X 480 resolution, and use the 25-line screen; anything more and I
couldn't see what I'm typing. I gather from various postings here that
problems can arise when working at higher resolutions, esp. on LCDs, but
that there are workaround.
	With Windows 95 and 98, you can always run the DOS 7 that underlies them
by rebooting into DOS. Just click Start, Shut Down, and instead of Shut
Down, Reboot, or (in 98) Standby, chose restart in DOS mode. You will get
the familiar C> prompt, and can CD to your XyWrite directory and run it
just as you did in days of yore. If you need the mouse, you'd need to
load the DOS mouse driver, but you can create a batch file to do that,
CD, and call EDITOR.EXE. Then there are various programs that let you
"dual boot"; that is, you install different operating systems on
different partitions of your hard drive, and choose which you want to run
when you start up. But I have also heard that XyWrite runs quite well
under DOS emulation on a Linux box. There is also something called
Lindows, which is supposed to be a Linux implementation that can run some
32-bit Windows apps, but I gather it's still quite buggy.
	By the by, has anyone any experience of a Linux app called (I think,
because I don't have the reference here) Lyx? It's supposed to be a
text-based typesetting app that can output to PDF or LaTex.
Patricia