Windoze reqs (was: *updating* 8088's
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Nov 20 18:14:08 CST 2007
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Chris M wrote:
> 3.1 needed at least a 386, no?
3.10 would run on a 286, with 512K RAM + some XMS (It insisted on that
HIMEM.SYS). I installed 3.10 (beta) in August 1991.
I ran that setup with Wyse700/Amdek1280 (1280 x 800 B&W) plus
EiconScript (Postscript emulation and HP-PCL emulation) and JLASER (HP-PCL
emulation) cabled to Cordata (Canon CX) printer with ABC switch
(2 360K, 1.2M, 1.4M, 3", 3.25" (on AB switches) Tandon 848 8" and TWO
Seagate 4096's (needed 2 power supplies))
until September 2000.
> There was Win3.0 (prolly same requirements)
3.00 would (and did) run on 8088. One of the font editors that I used
would only run on 3.00, and the Cordata board (YAFIYGI font codes & HP-PCL
emulation on position C of the ABC switch) would not install with 80286 or
(2 360K, 720K 3.5", 3", Floptical, Backpack 2.8M, 2 4038's)
until September 2000
5150 with 386 board (2 360K, 720K 5.25", and Shugart 8") didn't have
The other eight machines that I used regularly in my office (bookkeeping,
phone log, modem, misc, TRS80 3, Apple ][, Amiga 1000, Mac 128K) had
little of interest (and even had tops on their cases!) , and there were
other machines (TRS80 1's,Discon, etc.) that didn't get used very often.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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