Recommendations for operating system
teoz at neo.rr.com
Sun Aug 27 22:34:54 CDT 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Choctaw Bob" <bob099 at centurytel.net>
To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 10:13 PM
Subject: Recommendations for operating system
> I think that this just squeaks in as being on topic.
> I am looking for suggestions for an operating system for a PC, specs 75
> MHZ Pentium, 16 MB Ram, 4 GB HD, currently running PC-DOS Ver 7.
> Original IBM PC-DOS right out of the factory sealed box. I am thinking
> about putting GEM on the machine, maybe CP/M-86. Thought about GEOS,
> but rejected it, too closed.
> Specs seem too tight for Linux or BSD, or at least little advantage over
> DOS or CP/M.
> Anyone have experience with an operating system that might work, and be
> capable of useful work?
People here can shoot me for suggesting Windows, but I would think those
specs would be great for Windows for Workgroups (3.11). OS/2 3.0 Warp or
Warp Connect, and Windows 95 OEMSR2. If you can upgrade the CPU and RAM
cheaply then other operating systems would work as well. It all depends on
what you want to do with the system.
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