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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #120 on: December 26, 2010, 03:42:33 pm »
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. :D

Okay.. then I'll install Win 98.
I have to warn you: every Microsoft OS that is still based on DOS isn't capable of CPU wait cycles. This means that if you are running a VM it will use up 100% of your CPU even if it doesn't do anything it all. AFAIK there are some user-written patches but I don't trust them...

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #121 on: December 26, 2010, 03:45:44 pm »
Thanks. But isn't that... a bit.. weird? But hey, Microsoft.. ;D
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #122 on: December 26, 2010, 03:46:16 pm »
Best OS ever? Take this!!!!
Still have an old PC running Win 3.1...don't use it for much though. Also have it installed in a VM...

I have to warn you: every Microsoft OS that is still based on DOS isn't capable of CPU wait cycles. This means that if you are running a VM it will use up 100% of your CPU even if it doesn't do anything it all. AFAIK there are some user-written patches but I don't trust them...
Virtual PC 2007 has a fix that issue. The VMAdditions disc has a folder of DOS files, one of which is called idle.com. Run it from DOS and the VM won't hog your CPU cycles anymore.
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #123 on: December 26, 2010, 03:48:05 pm »
Virtual PC 2007 has a fix that issue. The VMAdditions disc has a folder of DOS files, one of which is called idle.com. Run it from DOS and the VM won't hog your CPU cycles anymore.
Wow, thanks! Though I'm using VirtualBox... maybe I just check out that file.

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #124 on: December 26, 2010, 03:56:21 pm »
Virtual PC 2007 has a fix that issue. The VMAdditions disc has a folder of DOS files, one of which is called idle.com. Run it from DOS and the VM won't hog your CPU cycles anymore.
Wow, thanks! Though I'm using VirtualBox... maybe I just check out that file.
You're welcome. I put up with the VM hogging my CPU for almost a year before I discovered that.

Not sure if it works in VirtualBox though...I'm testing it as I post.
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #125 on: December 26, 2010, 03:57:43 pm »
Not sure if it works in VirtualBox though...I'm testing it as I post.
cool, thanks!

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #126 on: December 26, 2010, 04:12:56 pm »
Just tested it. Works fine. You need the idle.com from VPC 2004 though.

Something is wrong with the DOS VM additions that come with 2007 (the ISO is corrupt - the files appear to exist, but copying yields a "File not Found")
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #127 on: December 26, 2010, 04:14:31 pm »
Just tested it. Works fine. You need the idle.com from VPC 2004 though.

Something is wrong with the DOS VM additions that come with 2007 (the ISO is corrupt - the files appear to exist, but copying yields a "File not Found")
okay, thank you very much! I'll check it out tomorrow!

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #128 on: December 26, 2010, 04:20:30 pm »
Just tested it. Works fine. You need the idle.com from VPC 2004 though.

Something is wrong with the DOS VM additions that come with 2007 (the ISO is corrupt - the files appear to exist, but copying yields a "File not Found")
okay, thank you very much! I'll check it out tomorrow!
You're welcome.

I tested with DOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11.
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #129 on: December 26, 2010, 05:13:21 pm »
Why install such Jurassic versions of Windows???

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #130 on: December 26, 2010, 05:15:17 pm »
Why install such Jurassic versions of Windows???
because I like retro computing ;D
I even have some 56k modems and an old telephone system to simulate dial-up connections :D

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #131 on: December 26, 2010, 05:51:46 pm »
Why install such Jurassic versions of Windows???
Old doesn't mean useless. I still have a use for my Win98 system...I play a few old flight simulators that just don't run right on faster hardware. The hardware is old enough that 2000 and XP are slow.

As for Win3.1...I use it just for laughs. I surfed another site I belong to over the summer from my Win3.1 system...and got a comment from the server admin about my user agent...

According to a list online, for Win3.1 w/ IE3: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.0; Windows 3.1) :P The site looked horrible in IE3, but was usable.
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #132 on: December 26, 2010, 07:17:01 pm »
Best OS ever? Take this!!!!

Bah, I once had floppy disk (images) with Windows 1.0.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to get them to work in VMWare :(

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #133 on: December 26, 2010, 07:18:20 pm »
LOLz i like where this thread is going.....

to the 80s... :P

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #134 on: December 26, 2010, 07:20:55 pm »
Why install such Jurassic versions of Windows???
Old doesn't mean useless. I still have a use for my Win98 system...I play a few old flight simulators that just don't run right on faster hardware. The hardware is old enough that 2000 and XP are slow.

As for Win3.1...I use it just for laughs. I surfed another site I belong to over the summer from my Win3.1 system...and got a comment from the server admin about my user agent...

According to a list online, for Win3.1 w/ IE3: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.0; Windows 3.1) :P The site looked horrible in IE3, but was usable.

Internet explorer 3 on CD from Microsoft:

http://sir.haxalot.com/random/IE3_1.JPG
http://sir.haxalot.com/random/IE3_2.JPG

With the tagline "The easy way to connect to the Internet".

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #135 on: December 26, 2010, 07:38:38 pm »
Best OS ever? Take this!!!!

Bah, I once had floppy disk (images) with Windows 1.0.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to get them to work in VMWare :(
VMWare is stubborn with old OSes. I have it (and Win2.0) running in VPC though :) http://img38.imageshack.us/i/winlegacy.jpg

On the left: Windows 2.0 with Paint and Write running.
On the right: Windows 1.0 with Reversi and Notepad running.

Internet explorer 3 on CD from Microsoft:

http://sir.haxalot.com/random/IE3_1.JPG
http://sir.haxalot.com/random/IE3_2.JPG

With the tagline "The easy way to connect to the Internet".
Nice one. I think I have a Netscape Navigator CD somewhere...I was 5 when we got it though, so who knows where it is :P
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #136 on: December 26, 2010, 07:41:08 pm »
LOLz i like where this thread is going.....

to the 80s... :P

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #137 on: December 26, 2010, 07:53:45 pm »
Best OS ever? Take this!!!!

Bah, I once had floppy disk (images) with Windows 1.0.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to get them to work in VMWare :(
VMWare is stubborn with old OSes. I have it (and Win2.0) running in VPC though :) http://img38.imageshack.us/i/winlegacy.jpg

On the left: Windows 2.0 with Paint and Write running.
On the right: Windows 1.0 with Reversi and Notepad running.

Internet explorer 3 on CD from Microsoft:

http://sir.haxalot.com/random/IE3_1.JPG
http://sir.haxalot.com/random/IE3_2.JPG

With the tagline "The easy way to connect to the Internet".
Nice one. I think I have a Netscape Navigator CD somewhere...I was 5 when we got it though, so who knows where it is :P

I went trough the top shelf in my Dads office, looking for old software that's just laying around, and I found several floppy disks that I think contains a very old version of Mac OS. On of them was labeled "Installation CD" for some reason..

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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #138 on: December 26, 2010, 08:01:44 pm »
I went trough the top shelf in my Dads office, looking for old software that's just laying around, and I found several floppy disks that I think contains a very old version of Mac OS. On of them was labeled "Installation CD" for some reason..
Hm...interesting. Any clue what hardware is that old version for?

I just found a copy of PowerPoint 4 (floppies), an Office 95 CD, an Office 97 CD, a Windows 95 Upgrade CD, and two regular Windows 95 CDs.
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Re: Battle of the Operating Systems.
« Reply #139 on: December 27, 2010, 03:36:48 am »
retro computing ftw! ;D

 

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