YATYRD (was: PalmOS no more? :(
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Wed Sep 28 20:57:36 CDT 2005
Vintage is very simple: it must be architecturally obsolete. Windows 95
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Subject: Re: YATYRD (was: PalmOS no more? :(
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From: "Fred Cisin" <cisin at xenosoft.com>
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Subject: YATYRD (was: PalmOS no more? :(
> Yet Another Ten Year Rule Discussion)
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, Scott Stevens wrote:
> > Step careful, now. By that criterion, it's time for long technical
> > threads about getting obscure graphics adapters to work under Windows
> > 3.1.
> It's WAY worse than that. Under the simplistic 10 year rule, Windoze 95
> is now "ON-TOPIC"!
> Under the "coolness" principle, it might NEVER be on-topic.
> OB_OT: Yesterday, I saw a Packard Bell running 95. I didn't know that
> they would last this long.
While Windows 3.1 and 95 might not be "cool" these days, I predict it will
be in 10 or more years to quite a few people. I have machines dedicated to
Windows 3.1 and Win 95 now to run old apps I have (Win 3.11) or to play
retro games (Win 95). Every collector has an era of machines they are
interested in for various reasons, what is cool to you might not be cool to
me. Do people just have issues with mainstream OS's and hardware? If IBM
owned the desktop market today with OS/2 would Win 3.1 and 95 be cool to
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