GeoWorks is a graphical environment and application suite for DOS. GEOS for the IBM PC (PC/GEOS) was a huge advancement over the earlier-8 bit Apple II and Commodore 64 GEOS products. Although the PC versions runs on top of DOS, it is sometimes considered an Operating System. Notably, PC/GEOS was used as a graphical runtime for the America Online DOS client. The GeoWorks suites include the applications GeoWrite, GeoDraw, GeoManager, GeoPlanner, GeoDex, and GeoComm. GeoWorks later became NewDeal Office and then Breadbox Ensemble.

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GeoWorks 1.2.x was released in several different flavors. GeoWorks Ensemble Lite (omits AOL and GeoDraw), GeoWorks Ensemble, and GeoWorks Pro (includes Quattro Pro tools)

This software must be installed from floppy disk.

GeoWorks Ensemble and GeoWorks Ensemble Lite have the following issues. These should not be a problem for GeoWorks Pro (at least the versions posted here).

On DOS 6.x or Win9x you must add an entry to SETVER for "KERNEL.EXE 5.0"

There is a known bug with the installer. On faster computers, the very end of the GUI setup portion will crash with a "divide by zero" error. To work around this, edit the GEOS.INI file, find the line "continueSetup =", and change "true" to "false".


Category: Operating System
Platform: DOSShell
Release: 1991
End of Life: Unknown
RAM: Unknown
Disk Space: Unknown
Required CPU: Unknown
Type: Graphical



Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
GeoWorks Ensemble Lite v1.2 (3.5-720k)  Ensemble Lite v1.2 2.54 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy
GeoWorks Ensemble v1.2 (5.25-360k)  Ensemble v1.2 3.06 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy
GeoWorks Pro 1.2 Manuals  Pro 1.2 100.54 MB English x86 File Archive
GeoWorks Pro v1.2 ( (5.25-1.2mb)  Pro v1.2 ( 3.48 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy