Graphical User Interface for MS-DOS
This is COSTA v1.60 (2022), another nice little DOS GUI that fits on 1 floppy disk.
This one appears to be still under active development and the website is:
Full mouse support and good configuration options, including theme and icon tweaks as well as several apps.
It's easy to add desktop shortcuts for DOS programs - I added shortcuts to XTeasy amd DOS MEM.
You can also run DOS programs directly from File Manager.
DOS programs run fine and I didn't find any glitches - it's also quite fast.
There's also a user guide on the desktop.
Rather a nice little DOS GUI.
The GUI loads automatically on startup. If you want to load it again just type "COSTA" at >C:
I also disabled Cute Mouse startup as COSTA has it's own mouse suppoort.
A note on setup if you're going to try it yourself - COSTA needs the COSTA directory and all files to already be on your C:\ drive in the directory C:\COSTA before Setup.exe is run.
As well as the VHD I've uploaded a zip with the install files, as well as a floppy image with the install.
The VHD was created using VirtualBox 6.1.26.
< Click here to download the VHD > < Click here to download the install files as a floppy image >
< Click here to download the install files as a .zip >
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