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Windows 9x is finally done
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TheDoctor
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really easy to write a program that causes W98SE problems. I have some own-written programs (in Visual Basic) running on my W98SE machine that all contain a similar routine, called when you select Quit from a main working screen, which closes the database and exits the progam. Well, you would have one, wouldn't you? Except that I've found the hard way that writing it straight, without checks, can leave you with a ghost version of the program running in background.

W98SE also creates its own problems by leaving memory management to the program rather than controlling it from the operating system, thus allowing progressive memory leaks. Adobe Exchnage, I've discovered, is a seriously bad offender here. Use that a few times and you quickly run out of memory.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well im on windows 3.11 and nt 3.51 here yayayay IE 1.0!
(no really, i am)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbennet wrote:
well im on windows 3.11 and nt 3.51 here yayayay IE 1.0!
(no really, i am)


Well., my condolences to you and your poor dependants.
What do you use for power, a hamster wheel?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hamsters only live 2-3 years. All Windows 3.1 compatible rodents are long dead. Current hamsters require WinXP - except for the really bloated ones that can run Vista Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Vista required one of those cave trolls from LOTR to power it Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have an unhealthy obsession with 1sf (troll) and his ilk Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 3.11 box has mosaic web browser and last nite i found out that IE5 has a 16 bit version so i got that. Its awesome my 3.11 and my NT3.51 boxes all share thier networkiness

The 3.11 box has 8mb ram and a 486dx at 50 mhz (no heatsink or fan required)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbennet ...

Yes ... very good ... i wonder if you could get it to dual boot 'Damn Small Linux', or something similar Smile


TheDoctor wrote:
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It's really easy to write a program that causes W98SE problems.
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rofl ...

In my OSR2, all i had to do was delete a pointer twice in cbuilder ... whole box would crash. Linux --- just a segv exit , such joy Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
You have an unhealthy obsession with 1sf (troll) and his ilk Wink


I don't think I saw 1sf (troll) in LOTR, unless Golem was beating his brains out on a rock Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:


I don't think I saw 1sf (troll) in LOTR, unless Golem was beating his brains out on a rock Smile

Just hold that thought......... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, 24mb ram and a 486 runs debian sarge have dont it
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
I don't think I saw 1sf (troll) in LOTR, unless Golem was beating his brains out on a rock Smile


That was just wishful thinking Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbennet wrote:
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well, 24mb ram and a 486 runs debian sarge have dont it
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good .. wondering on the setup you used. Did it include X and a wm ....


1st -=- have faith -=-, there only joking, (i think (grin) )

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it included WindowMaker (24mb is the minimum ram for xfree6) although i suppose icewm and co would work also

Gnome works on a 233 with 64mb, i know that (if uou cut down gnome it runs in about 48mb of ram when idle)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i found that with my 64 Mb box. K&G both worked quite well, as long as they weren't being used (grin) Very Happy


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