a generic 486 system bid up to $105?
geneb at deltasoft.com
Thu Apr 29 16:31:22 CDT 2010
On Thu, 29 Apr 2010, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 29 Apr 2010 at 15:34, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> I'm starting to see some interest in pre-Pentium systems from younger
>> enthusiasts who want to fiddle with DOS on bare metal (not with
>> virtualization). I was helping someone just last week with a 386DX20
>> because he has no cache and didn't know that a board could work
>> without it.
> As far as I know, DOS will run on almost any x86 PC, pre-Pentium or
> not. The main difference to me is that the older systems are slower
> and generally have more ISA slots.
> Some software has CPU timing loops, and that may make a difference,
> however. Games written for a 5150 set running on 3GHz PC can be a
> bit more--ah, challenging.
You haven't lived until you've tried to play Bouncing Babies (CGA!) on a
2Ghz machine. :)
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