operating systems

From: John Higginbotham <higginbo_at_netpath.net>
Date: Tue Jan 6 12:51:31 1998

At 11:27 AM 1/6/98 -0600, you wrote:

>Again, there must be a market for better emulation / slowdown software.
>There should be a way to put the Pentium in an 8008 compatibility mode. :-)

The games would run fine, if they weren't clock dependent. There are a
handful of programmers that actually had the forethought to think of those
blazing fast 386 and 486 systems of the future. :)

>Maybe the net and micropayments will help. Or in this case, a web site
>with do-it-yourself downloading of $10 bundles of 20 old games might
>satify both the developers and the funding of the site. Shareware is
>a *sure* way to gather no cash, especially with a dusty product like this.

I thought about that too, but I'm not sure it would catch on.

>Apropo the other thread about today's tendency to throw out 486s...
>as-is, they still run yesterday's games, word processors, educational
>apps, etc. for schools, libraries, senior centers, day care centers, etc.
>It's such a shame this stuff isn't being reused. A 486/33 with
>8 megs and Linux makes a perfectly acceptable firewall.

I bet there's some sort of surplus/tax writeoff thingamajig at work here...

- John Higginbotham
- limbo.netpath.net
Received on Tue Jan 06 1998 - 12:51:31 GMT

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