Re: MS-DOS was terrific
MSDOS crashed and spontaneously rebooted, usually due to weird combinations of TSRs, other drivers, and hardware issues such as IRQ conflicts.
Let's not romance the past. A basic DOS system only reading and writing to a disk and using standard VGA is pretty easy to get working. Problem is, everyone wanted printer drivers, networking, accelerated graphics, in short - a protected memory multitasking operating system.