IBM (PC) Dos 3.2 on original disk?

April 17, 2011 at 09:05:54
Specs: DOS 3.2 (IBM version)
Hi,

I picked up the manual for (DOS) Disk Operating System Version 3.2 at a garage sale yesterday. For some odd reason it actually has a Dos 3.21 disk instead of the 3.20 disk. I thought it would be nice if I could get a hold of the proper disk to make the thing correct. Just for kicks. So, I was wondering if anyone had an old original disk (hopefully with the original sleeve as well) that they might part with. Not interested in dealing with any Ebay type sellers. Just someone who has one laying around that no longer has a use for it and will send it my way.

Thanks


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#1
April 18, 2011 at 23:46:54
3.21 was just an OEM variant of 3.2. There are no functional differences that I am aware of, so the manual should be just fine for 3.21.

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#2
April 27, 2011 at 19:15:14
Hmmm,

I am not so sure that the OEM version is 3.21 as the box clearly states 3.2 on the side. What I am looking for is the authentic version that goes with the manuals. I am assuming that if it says 3.2 on the box that the disk should say 3.2 on it as well. Not a matter if it will work ok or not. I am just looking to make it a completely and correct set.


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#3
May 1, 2011 at 02:37:12
Hi Targa - you appear to be knocking ebay.

I agree the odd rip off merchant is there, but the vast majority of sellars are genuine.

Have made a number of purchases from ebay(uk)/computing/vintage at very reasonable prices. What you require would probably be found under that catagory.

As many bargains are placed there, check every few days and sort by 'time newly listed'.

For some time I have been looking there for dos Wordstar v7.0(d). No luck so far, but eventually may get lucky.

I think Ijack may well be right.

Quite possibly the manual you have was the original one that came with the disc. Suppliers are not going to reprint a manual for a bug fix or minor change or enhancement. Possible the manual has an addendum or there is a file on the disc that explains why it has that version.

Advise back how you get on.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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