operating systems

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Thu Jan 1 13:39:18 1998

<> I haven't personally tried it, but a Japanese company had some XT clo
<> laptops (OK, luggables) which ran Windows 3.x (Maybe it was 3.0, or
<> 3.1, there's not to awful much of a difference in my mind).

3.0 still had support for 808x(xt class) machines. I know as it have

3.1 besides enhancements and structureal improvements dropped support
for 8086 though it runs on 286 and above.

<Any Windows 3.x is going to be *very* slow on an XT. There is (IMHO)
<tremendous difference between 3.0 and 3.1 not just the maintenance

3.1 would be slow as it will not start. ;-) 3.0 however is a bit slow
anything like a fast disk or turboXT does help greatly. I'm have 3.0
running on a turboXT with a V20 and a IDE(with adaptor) disk and it's
quite useable and the speed difference from a st251 to a 40meg 3.5" IDE
drive is substantial especially when windows has to swap.

<CGA, Hercules or MDA, I can't recall off the top of my head if it even
<supported EGA but I think it did.

3.0 supports all, so does 3.1.

I happen to run 3.1 on the 486dx/50 and 3.0 on the V20(8088) 10mhz
turboXT clone. They are similar in look and feel and within memory
limitations runs the same set of apps. Some however, cannot run on the
V20 as there isn't enough memory or the code requires 286/386 minimum.

Received on Thu Jan 01 1998 - 13:39:18 GMT

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