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moved here from article -- Viajero 23:07, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Actually, I believe DesqView/X WAS formally released. I "obtained" a copy of it and ran it several years ago, and vividly remember seeing advertisements for it in numerous PC magazines. --
I remember seeing ads too, but didn't know that it ever made into shrinkwrap -- thought it remained vaporware. Are you sure it was a official release you got? -- Viajero 23:09, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

It made it out. I'm being bold. Here's the results of a Google search:


Good work! -- Viajero 11:07, 1 May 2004 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Someone needs to merge this and DESQView. ElBenevolente 23:06, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

Nevermind. I merged them. It might have too much information now, some liberal deletions may be in order. ElBenevolente 23:21, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Public Domain[edit]

I'm highly dubious about the "public domain" claim. Unless it can be substantiated, the claim should be removed from the article text. Neither the Slashdot article nor a related FreeDOS posting substantiate the claim, though they echo it.

The FreeDOS News post says that the DESQview/X PD release was not valid, no mention of DESQview itself.

I've contacted Charterhouse and Symanted offline.

Kmself Fri Dec 24 23:45:34 UTC 2004

OK. I've contacted both Symantec's corporate counsel and CharterSoft. Chartersoft failed to respond, and while Symantec's counsel was engaging, he was nonresponsive on the point of public domain.

Operating Systems[edit]

I noticed this page linked from Operating Systems. I didn't want to edit it as it is huge, but I would seriously debate that DESQView or DV/X do not qualify as an operating system, as they ran under DOS.

If Microsoft Windows 1.x-3.x qualify as OSes, then DV/X qualifies as an OS. (talk) 09:06, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Windows 1.0 is an operating environment, and so is DESQview.—Wbm1058 (talk) 16:45, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Conflicting Release Dates for IBM TopView[edit]

This says 1984 and the TopView article says 1985. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:52, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

IBM TopView was announced in August 1984 and shipped in March 1985.—Wbm1058 (talk) 16:42, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Removed "unreferenced" template from page[edit]

There are inline citations present, so this template does not apply any longer; for any further deficiencies in sourcing, other templates and tags can be used. Arny (talk) 22:09, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Alas I have already fixed several incorrect and unreferenced statements in this article, and there are probably some more. – Wbm1058 (talk) 22:02, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Capitalization of the product Desq[edit]

  • InfoWorld May 16, 1983 ("DesQ opens windows to software integration") called the product DesQ, a year before the product shipped
  • PC Magazine Apr 17, 1984 ("Desq: Through An Open WIndow") called it Desq, shortly before it shipped
  • InfoWorld Jul 2, 1984 ("Can Visicorp come back?") DesQ... "began shipping in April"
  • InfoWorld Jul 30, 1984 product review now calls it Desq
  • Computerworld Mar 28, 1988 "In Depth" calls it Desq as well
since Wikipedia doesn't favor unnecessary capitalization (MOS:CAPS, MOS:TM), Desq it is – Wbm1058 (talk) 22:02, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

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