| Author: Brandon Cornell
Status: In Development...
Reviewed by: Todd
Fun500 GUI 5.1.1 is quite an interesting GUI from the last version which I reviewed (Fun500 4). The first noticeable thing is the GUI's similarity to MacOS System 6 with it's use of the "Chicago" font as well as the well-loved Rush GUI.
Using it, the applications are all located in an "APPS" directory with each program being given its own folder to separate the confusion of too many files in one folder. Each application is displayed on the desktop as an icon and an SDK has been included for making applications in QB 4.5 and 7.1. As a result, the GUI does not have multitasking and is centered around transferring control to one EXE and back when programs are executed.
There is a package manager which uses a DOS-ported version of WGET for downloading information and packages to the desktop. I cannot access the repository from DOSBox (when I was using this) so I can't tell you if it has tons of apps or just a few.
Overall Fun500 5.1.1 was made with some new ideas in mind for making applications easy to make, easy to deploy, and all available on one platform.