Ubuntu-us-ga Digest, Vol 10, Issue 37

Michael Peters mpeters1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 15:13:07 GMT 2007

> Message: 11
> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:55:47 -0400
> From: Eric Weir <eeweir at bellsouth.net>
> Subject: Re: Kubuntu?
> To: Georgia Ubuntu Mailing List <ubuntu-us-ga at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <47263AC3.3030107 at bellsouth.net>
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> On 10/29/2007 Nick Ali wrote:
> > Just curious, whats the name of the DOS app?
> >
> >
> MaxThink. There's a GUI version for Windows, but it's just not the same
> program. The DOS version is simple but powerful. The focus is entirely
> on composition, and on structuring and restructuring ideas and
> information. The little essay at this link below gives the best sense of
> what it is and what it does of anything I've come across over the years.
> http://www.eatonhand.com/maxthink.htm
> The developer is a bit eccentric, and it's easy to take his promotional
> efforts as hyperbole, but it's every bit as powerful as he claims it is.
> A friend gave me a copy back in the mid-80s and said, "Try it." I said,
> "I don't do outlines." But I tried it, and I've been using it ever since
> -- and I use it a lot. ["Outlining" doesn't do justice to what it does.]
> Can't imagine life without it. There is hope, though. Neil, the
> developer, says he's working on a command-driven version for Linux and
> OSX, and that it'll be ready the first of next year.
> I've looked long and hard for replacements over the years, ever since I
> switched from DOS to Windows. There aren't any. [I was a DOS holdout,
> largely because of MaxThink.]
> Regards,
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Eric Weir
> Decatur, GA USA
> eeweir at bellsouth.net


Eric, have you tried running MaxThink under an emulator like DosBox?

Michael Peters
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