OS's without a mouse

February 25, 2011 at 03:32:25
Specs: Windows 7
can anybody name .......well known OS's Without a mouse interface

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#1
February 25, 2011 at 03:45:32
Yes. Why do you ask?

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#2
February 25, 2011 at 03:49:05
All DOS versions as MS DOS and its clones like Open Source FreeDOS, DR DOS and Russian PTS DOS.

All native kernels to power Linux distros too. GUIs are part of the operating system for MS Windows environments only.


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#3
February 25, 2011 at 10:52:37
Windows versions W9x / ME can run in the MS-DOS Subsytem

Windows 1 / 2 / 3 were seperate GUI's for MS-DOS

Unix and the various related O/Ses can be run in Command Line


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#4
February 25, 2011 at 11:45:18
OK - I'll throw in OS/400.

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#5
February 25, 2011 at 12:45:35
Not to say OS/2 version 1 (of course).the unlucky 16 bit system planned in 1987 around Intel 80286 to power IBM PS/2 "personal system", today absolutely forgotten, that marked the beginning of IBM's fall.

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#6
February 25, 2011 at 13:18:50
Actually dos did come with mouse support in later versions.

Even ones like basic, got full gui support.

I'd doubt there are many current OS's that can't support a mouse in some manner.

You'd have to get back to old cobol or ancient computer systems that have never been updated to any gui of any sort. I even forgot what I learned on. I think it was a harris computer.

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#7
February 25, 2011 at 14:12:28
Computer systems that don't have a GUI aren't necessarily ancient (hence my mentioning OS/400).

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#8
February 25, 2011 at 14:21:31
IVO OS/2 versions 1 & 2 were the basis for OS/2Warp and NT3, so actually some IBM code is still used in NT up to NT6.2 aka W8, but now we are off-topic !

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#9
February 25, 2011 at 17:30:28
"The AS/400 computer system and its OS/400 operating system were introduced in 1988. "

OK, not as ancient at I meant.

I agree that Microsoft and IBM worked on OS/2 and many of the final features in XP and Windows 7 are rooted in the better ideas of OS/2.

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#10
February 25, 2011 at 21:20:07
in which category does unbuntu fall on..i mean i know its linux..but...its just useless to use up resources by using GUI......

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#11
February 25, 2011 at 22:42:54
Linux belongs to the UNIX family, the GUI is an add-on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix

Some more:

Basic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micros...
Risc OS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riscos


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#12
February 25, 2011 at 23:04:55
well that helped thx....

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#13
February 26, 2011 at 01:07:32
It is also possible to write GUI apps and OS's to function without using the mouse.

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#14
February 26, 2011 at 02:58:22
@fred..can u tell me how ?

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#15
February 26, 2011 at 03:00:42
can u tell anything about back track ????

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#16
February 26, 2011 at 15:20:39
Bacltrack is made by hackers for hackers. It is not a good learning tool for anyone but advanced users.There is very little honest uses for the disk and distro. One may be tempted to break laws with it.

Stick with the top 30 or so at distrowatch.com

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#17
February 26, 2011 at 18:24:38
Window items can be selected by the use of tab, space, enter, and arrow keys. Not a very efficient method. If the programmer allowed for it, short cuts could be made for most items with ctrl, alt, and f key combinations.

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#18
February 27, 2011 at 01:03:35
jefro thnx for the site man...thats what i was looking for...it rocks!!

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