Taken: AT 286 motherboard with mathco

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
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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