The ettiquete of Windows 98 on an HP Oscilloscope
jcwren at jcwren.com
Mon Mar 7 16:16:47 CST 2005
HP/Agilent did have a scope that ran full Win98 from HD. It kinda
pissed off the sales guy when I put our own network card in (something
like a $750 option from HP). I think he was also annoyed when I started
playing FreeCell on the scope.
Vassilis Prevelakis wrote:
>Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>Presumably such machines boot from hard disk too? (I've never seen any
>>flavour of Windows boot from ROM).
>Actually HP produced a version of windows 3.1 that was in ROM
>They also produced a DOS system that was in ROM and a Unix
>system (HP-UX 5.0) that was in ROM (not just the kernel, but
>applications like csh and vi were in ROM as well).
>Anyway, today you can get systems that boot from CDROM and run
>from a RAMDISK. I have seen Windows 98 (or ME) running in this
>mode (really useful when booting off the network) so its not
>Finally windows CE is designed to be in ROM and you have a number
>of implementations that use WinCE for its GUI.
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