Age cutoff, was: Recommendations for operating system
cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Sep 1 16:43:55 CDT 2006
On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> My gosh, Windows was around ages ago in a real-mode version to compete with
> IBM Topview. What I can't remember is if Windows 1.0 would run on an 8088
> or if it required a 286.
3.10 was the first Windoze to require more than an 8088.
3.10 even required a token amount of extended memory!
> Why disqualify anything that can run Windows, but
> include things that will run Gem?
There are a FEW machines that run "non-intel" Windoze NT that are
> I cast my vote for being very flexible without rigidly defining what's
> "I know it when I see it." --Justice Potter Stewart
It has to be flexible. Nobody can come up with a rigid definition that
doesn't have exceptions. For any rigid definition, somebody can come up
with an example of a machine excluded unreasonably, and a machine included
that shouldn't have been.
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