Software question

From: Edward S Light (
Date: Wed Dec 26 2007 - 17:32:40 UTC

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    My 8+ year-old PC (Windows 98, 500MHz Pentium III, 128Mb RAM,
    10GB hard drive) is starting to show signs of its age and I
    would like to replace it with a more modern system.
    My most frequent use of my computer is to run several MS-DOS
    satellite-related programs, including Rob Matson's "Skymap" and
    "Iridflar", Mike McCants' "quicksat", "highfly", "xf7", etc, and
    other such programs like "TLEMOP", "ORBITEL", and several C-
    programs of my own.
    I have heard that the latest releases of Windoze no longer
    support such MS-DOS programs; there isn't even an MS-DOS prompt
    available.  If that is true, short of keeping my old machine
    limping along well into its old age, how can one run MS-DOS
    programs in the newer Windows environments? (Or, for that matter,
    could such software somehow be run on a Mac?)
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    Thanks much in advance for any useful suggestions and advice.
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
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