If you are running DOS, an interrupt driven OS that is faster and more
reliable than Winders or Linux, then the DOS version of BPQ is the obvious
way to go.
I have an old Dell 90Mhz P1 that ran DOS/BPQ/Fbb flawlessly for over a
decade with zero downtime. - You can't do much better than that!
I went over to BPQ32 out of curiosity more than anything else, when my old
Dell developed serial port problems after a lightning strike. The oldest
other computer/OS combo I had was an old Win98 machine, so I decided to try
BPQ32. ( Works just as well as the old DOS version, as far as I can tell. )
The new, more advanced system I am planning will utilize DOS/ BPQ /FBB in an
embedded computer that is about the size of two cigarette packs laid
side-by-side. I will be putting the Node/BBS directly on the tower, working
on the theory that the surplus embedded computer will be cheaper than
running multiple feedlines from the tower to the hamshack.
I've been maintaining other people's BBS stations via the remote-SYSOP
method for decades, so I'm used to doing things that way.
BPQ32 is just fine, but I'd say that DOS BPQ is far from outliving its
usefulness. Great software!
73 DE Charles Brabham, N5PVL
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Stordahl" <ron_n5in@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:11 PM
Subject: [BPQ32] bpq408a
>A guy on the reflector is taking about using bpq408a (DOS) for FBB!
> Why would that be the way to go? I thought you could use BPQ32 plus some
> dll's from John to interface with FBB?