Oh man I think too slowly sometimes!
I’ve been focusing on very vintage hardware because it’s neat, and vaguely vintage hardware because it’s cheap and entirely ignoring emulators.
Midrange PCs from 2005 could do 10x DOS emulation in dosbox. Modern computers are a shit, but I, sure my chrome book can run the android version of dosbox or I can just stick the full version in a chroot.
(The issue here is that I wanted an excuse to get s new computer more than I wanted the things I could do with that computer.
Doing the work on the real hardware will be way easier once I’ve done it in an emulator.)
@ajroach42 Game time! Download all sorts of DOS games from these sites:
Non-game abandonware sites:
https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos (not all downloadable, though)
Hope this helps!
@ajroach42 I mean, it really depends on what you want to do...
Dos Navigator (if you don't have a Norton Commander copy) is here. https://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/dn/
How about DESQview/X for X-windows in DOS? http://vetusware.com/download/DESQview/X/?id=5887
Do you need to solve symbolic or numeric math problems? DERIVE is AMAZING. I *still* use this from DOSBox. All in under 600K. http://vetusware.com/download/Derive%204.11/?id=8610
How about a professional-grade disassembler? http://vetusware.com/download/IDA/?id=9740