Age cutoff, was: Recommendations for operating system
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Sep 2 17:17:41 CDT 2006
> On 9/1/06 7:37 PM, Sean Conner wrote:
> > So how about, "If it's a computing device of some sort that isn't made
> > anymore, nor is there any commercial support to be had for it. Oh, and if
> > the computing device is capable of running Windows 95 or better, it's still
> > off topic."
> VMS, UNIX, BSD, Linux, AIX, OS/390, zOS, CP/M, A/UX, Mac OS, OS-9, QNX,
> Solaris, IRIX, ...
> All off-topic, now? They're all better than Win95, aren't they?
Oh, that's easy to fixe. Juat say anuthing capable of running Windows 95
or _worse_ is off-topic.
But there's anohter problem. Any computer with sufficient storage (either
RAM or disk space which could simulate RAM) could run an emulator that
could then run Windows 95 (or whatever). Sure it may take a couple of
years to get to the statup screen, but a PDP11 with some kind of
graphical output, or a PERQ, or ... is technuically _capable_ of running
sai OS. Of course nobody would suggest doing it, but I'd hate it for all
those fine machines to be declared non-classic.
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