OT: Re: E11 / Windows ME question

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Wed Feb 14 17:49:38 2001

> >BTW, "98" will REFUSE to install unless there is a math coprocessor!
> >What possible reasons could there be for an OS to need floating
> >point??????
On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, John Foust wrote:
> An OS or an OS that comes with a slew of applications?

A friend told me off-list that when copying a file, there is a graphic
icon of each bit being moved. He suggested that the floating point was
required for the OS due to some MICROS~1 OS programmer being unable to
compute the parabolic trajectory of the bits without using floats.
BTW, 95 will install on the same machine without the FPU (486SX).
Which apps, etc. are different? Or did MICROS~1 simply do the FPU
requirement to reduce the number of performance complaints about their

Grumpy Ol' Fred        cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Wed Feb 14 2001 - 17:49:38 GMT

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