Initiating PC Applications From a Host System
Original Publication Date: 1988-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This technique allows the integration of personal computers and host systems to create a single user environment from two operating environments. This is done by providing a mechanism to run personal computer applications from the host system by "hot keying" to and from the personal computer automatically when a PC application is needed. (Image Omitted) The host provides a common interface to all applications through its standard menu, prompt and procedural support, and also provides those applications that are better suited for running on the host system. The PC provides the user with an additional base of applications, as well as those programs that require an intelligent workstation to operate effectively. This allows the user to mix and match host and PC applications.