1988 Tandy Deskmate Software Brochure (FC-1250)
DeskMate was a software application that provided an operating environment that
competed with early versions of Microsoft Windows. It originally was made for
Tandy's TRS-DOS Operating System and for their TRS-80 line of computers, but
eventually shifted to PC, where it was developed using C and Assembly. Like
Windows (and other competitors from the time, such as GEM), it was not a full
operating system, requiring a separate Disk operating system in order to
function. Although the initial PC ports would only run on Tandy's PCs (such as
the Tandy 1000), the introduction of the true PC-compatible computers such as
the Tandy 3000 resulted in the software later being made available for other
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