How to download and install Borland C++ 3.1 on Linux (Ubuntu & others)

We all know that Borland released Borland C++ 3.1 to run on Windows operated systems, but there is a way to use this software on linux environments as well. The steps are quite simple:

Get a copy of DosBox and install it on you linux system. If you are using Ubuntu, you can find it on the Ubuntu Software Center.

Download BC 3.1, extract it, rename the folder to borland and place it on your Desktop

Start DosBox and type in the following commands:

mount c ~/Desktop
cd borland

When you are prompted for the source drive, enter the C drive. Use C for the destination drive as well.
The installation process should last about 10 minutes, but you should be able to run Borland C++ on you Linux Operating System.

To start Borland C++ on Ubuntu, just start DosBox and enter the following commands, after mounting your Dekstop as the C drive:

cd borlandc
cd bin

That is it!


4 thoughts on “How to download and install Borland C++ 3.1 on Linux (Ubuntu & others)

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  3. Su B

    But the last time I tried DOSBox does not have keymap for ^Break and there is no way to map this manually. So any infinite loop by mistake and session over. Very annoying, specially for newbies (only newbies use this DOS compiler anyway).

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