Hi Everybody, I haven't (yet) got a linux box of any description but I'm after some help and advice before I likely go and acquire one! You will surely know that Microsoft are pulling XP and with it renaguing on Bill Gates' pledge made when launching Windows 95 "We will support DOS for evermore." For evermore has proven to be about 19 years or so. I still use a DOS based CRM system to work. I am an OMB. I am not pursuaded to go and throw a perfectly functioning program away which I *DO*understand how to operate for something I don't - but that's an aside. I just don't have the money to be able to do that, let alone the time or inclination to learn something else again at my age (50). I have been using my CRM for around 25 years or so.... Will ANY version of linux's "DOSEmu" program I've read about run DOS programs where I can 'copy and paste' from the command window the DOS program is running in? My old DOS based CRM (which is called "Telemagic") has a priceless convenient facility where I can print a customer's address label onto the screen and from that, I can "copy and paste" it onto an invoice or envelope making program. IF the program will run on linux in a DOSEmu window, will I (likely) be able to copy and paste the screen's output just like I do now? Or is this something linux won't likely do / won't do at all? I will add that I have already tried DOSbox on Windows 8. It doesn't support share.exe (so no file locking) and I can't cut and paste meaning it's lost its practical use. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Paul NN18 I will add that what I think about Microsoft dumping DOS users like me is unprintable (or would get pulled) - but I have to say that if I can find a fix / workaround for this on linux somehow, I will NEVER buy another Microsoft product.