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Tao ExDOS 2009 Basic - Product Description

Full support for DOS via Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Vista, XP, 2000 and Windows Terminal Server.

Tao ExDOS 2009 Basic is a comprehensive solution for DOS applications. The product allows flawless operation of DOS applications under Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and Windows Terminal Servers.

The performance of DOS applications is greatly enhanced, allowing the user to work simultaneously with any number of DOS or Windows applications without delays or system lags. This greatly reduces system stress in multi-user environments such as Windows Terminal Servers.

The product allows use of external devices such as Parallel (LPT) protection dongles and Serial (COM) port devices.

The display of DOS applications is greatly improved, allowing work in Full Screen, Window and proprietary Enhanced Full Screen or Window mode. The product also supports display of many non-English codepages (languages).

The Tao ExDOS 2009 Basic product includes the following features:

Hardware Access Features (Not available in the Lite and LiteDOC versions)

  • The proprietary Tao Port Bridge and Tao Direct I/O Hardware Access engines enable the DOS application to use external hardware devices such as Parallel (LPT) protection dongles and Serial (COM) port devices.

  • Allows the use of parallel (LPT) protection dongles with on-board LPT ports as well as external PCI / PCMCIA / Express adaptors.

Operation and Display Features

  • Support for Windows 7 64-bit using the Microsoft Virtual PC Windows XP Mode!

  • Provides a native runtime environment for the DOS applications.

  • Enables the DOS application to be displayed in Full Screen and Window mode.

  • Allows the DOS application to be displayed in our proprietary Enhanced Window and Full Screen modes, allowing selection of the font for the display from the Windows Fonts library. The Enhanced display modes also allow free resizing of the window for the comfort of the user.

  • Running DOS applications directly on Windows 7 32-bit versions. On Windows 7 64-bit versions it is possible to run DOS applications directly from the desktop by using the required Virtual XP Mode.

  • Enables the DOS application to display many different non-English codepages (languages) allowing use of applications from foreign markets.

  • Allows display of the DOS application in ANSI codepages.

  • Allows the keyboard cursor (caret) to be displayed in applications where it is not visible.

  • Enhances performance for the DOS application, a critical issue in multiple-user environments such as Windows Terminal Server.

  • Allows full control of memory and environment space provided for the DOS application.

  • Fixes all crashes and hangs in DOS applications.

  • Solves incompatibility issues with Windows applications.

  • Allows securing the applications using an Administrator or User password, disabling non-authorized users from running the applications.

  • Allows mapping of standard Shortcut Keys to the DOS application instead of the operating system.

  • Allows mapping of all mouse buttons to specific keyboard actions in DOS applications.

  • Allows mouse cursor movement acceleration in DOS applications.

  • The product uses a sophisticated automated update system ensuring the product is always up to date without any intervention from the user.

Printing Features

  • Allows printing from DOS applications to DOS supporting printers using any connection (USB, LPT, Network and TCP/IP) including Windows Terminal Server session printers.

  • Fixes basic printing issues, such as empty pages, skipped pages and "Printer not ready" errors.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows XP (32-bit)

  • Windows Vista (32-bit)

  • Windows 7 (32-bit)

  • Windows 7 (64-bit)

  • Windows 2003 Server (32-bit)

  • Windows 2008 Server (32-bit)

64-bit support is available only on Windows 7 using the Virtual PC Windows XP Mode provided for free by Microsoft.

Other versions available for the Tao ExDOS 2009 line of products include:

For a full comparison of the available versions, please check the Product Comparison page.

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