TopView 1.x

Released by IBM in 1984, TopView was a text-mode windowed multitasker for the IBM PC, XT, and AT computer. It featured preemptive multitasking, text-based windowed task sessions, overlapping windows, and supports the use of a mouse. In part, it was one of the reasons why overlapping windows were added to Microsoft Windows 2.0. TopView was later overtaken by DesqView, OS/2, and Windows. For more information, see the Topview 1.00 Software Spotlight.

Wanted: the final version 1.12.

Installation instructions

Note: Version 1.0x does not support the use of IBM PS/2 mice. This was added in version 1.12.

Product type
Application Utility
Vendor
IBM
Release date
1985
Minimum CPU
8088
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
IBM TopView 1.00 (5.25-360k) 1.00 English x86 5¼ Floppy 751.46KB
IBM TopView 1.01 (5.25) 1.01 English x86 5¼ Floppy 170.53KB
IBM TopView 1.10 (5.25-360k) 1.10 English x86 5¼ Floppy 137KB
IBM TopView 1.x Manual (alt) 1.x English x86 Archive 25.63MB
IBM TopView 1.x Manuals 1.x English x86 Archive 5.08MB

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