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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. -- 188.8.131.52
- 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)
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.
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. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:06, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Conflicting Release Dates for IBM TopView
- 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
- 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
- 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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