Re installing XP on Sony
chenmel at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 4 17:24:32 CST 2005
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 22:29:23 -0600
"David H. Barr" <dhbarr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jim Leonard wrote:
> > Jay West wrote:
> > > The post was pretty far off-topic. This is cctalk, but playstation
> > > tech support is pretty far off.
> > It's a 5-year-old computer, which the user is trying to upgrade an
> > 8-year-old operating system. Was it necessary to jump on him?
> Sorry, to me (sole IT provider for a nonprofit organization) a 5 year
> old computer running winXP is next years technology. MS-DOS 6.2(2) /
> Windows 3.1(1) would have been about as far as I can stand having to
> listen on a "classic" mailing list / forum / usenet group, and even
> that's pushing it to some extent.
> I agree that perhaps we're a bit overzealous here at times, but there
> -are- more appropriate forums for this sort of inquiry. Hopefully no
> one's feathers get permanently bent out of joint, either by this
> thread or by the metaphor cocktail I just created.
I would agree on the issue of 'support' questions for said OSes.
However, I am one of those people who collects original installation
media. While I'd never come to this list to bother people about
operating issues for said OSes, I try to keep a 'full line' of original
install media and manual sets for my collection. For instance I have
complete PC-DOS 1.0, a complete Windows 1.03 package, CPM-86 box,
WordStar 3.3, etc. In newer things, I have the 5-1/4" media set for
Windows 95, which is fairly rare, etc. In this context, I think such
matters might be considered on topic. Though discussing the pedigree of
an original BSD distribution tape (if anybody here has such a thing)
would obviously be more interesting.
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