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Making a DOS shell program look like a Windows application.

Norton Utilities is one of the handiest utilities for computer users. It includes an array of tools - from file management and virus detection to diagnostic-repair functions and disk optimizing. Now Norton has introduced a version of the program for DOS users that has a Windows-type design, replete with icons representing software functions that can be activated by clicking a mouse.

The program features drop-down menus and dialog boxes so users don't have to remember complex DOS keystrokes to evoke functions. To make launching application programs convenient, Norton Desktop can be customized so a mouse click opens a spreadsheet or a word processor, for example.

Norton Desktop costs $179 and is available at most software retailers.

For more information, write to Symantec Corp., 10201 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, California 95014, or call (800) 411-7234.
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Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:May 1, 1993
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