Age cutoff, was: Recommendations for operating system

Tony Duell ard at
Fri Sep 1 19:12:30 CDT 2006

> 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.  Why disqualify anything that can run Windows, but

It would run on an 8088. I actually have a set of original disks and 
manuals for a modified (by MS, I guess) Windows 1.x to run on the HP150 
(certainly an 8088 machine, and probably a 'classic').

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