Taken: AT 286 motherboard with mathco
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Wed Oct 17 11:11:33 CDT 2007
On 17 Oct 2007 at 9:30, Jim Leonard wrote:
> Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > I do *not* miss the days of DOS.
> I do, since it was simpler and easier to gain complete access to the
> hardware. You can still do so in other operating systems, but DOS+Debug
> remains one of my favorite environments to poke around in.
Ditto here. Not much of a problem running DOS 7.x for FAT-32 with
DOSLFN to give long filename support. With a faster disk, an
otherwise unusuable (under WinXP) system can turn in very decent
performance. And using a 32-bit DPMI server to run 32-bit command-
line applications can turn in very good results indeed--while not
putting a wall between the hardware and your applications.
A lot of Linux has even been getting bloated enough to adversely
affect performanc on many P1 systems, particularly when one of the
graphics desktops is involved.
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