What's best to do?? classically speaking

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Fri Jun 22 09:07:42 2001

rhudson skrev:

>I have a Compaq Portable 386...

>Classically speaking... what is best to do in the cases below?

>1)I am running dos 6.12, but I am thinking about re-installing with
>DOS 4 or DOS 5.
>Or more generally is it better to use a circa operating system or a modern
>operating system (Assuming the machine will run both) ?

MS-DOS really doesn't put much demand on the system regardless of version,
AFAIK. If you find DOS 6 more comfortable and can afford the extra hard drive
space, go ahead.

>2) The machine came with a 5 1/4" diskette drive, I am considering replacing
>that with a 3 and a whatever" drive, or once again more generally when one
>has an older machine is it good to upgrade the hardware to make it more

It is definitely good to upgrade machines. When machines stop being upgraded,
that's when they turn into useless antiques.

>I suppose on my single machine no one cares really, the "historical Police"
>will not appear at my doorstep.

>Let us extend the argument, Given a running PDP/11, what of the person who
>installs a current day 60GB disk drive and DVD CD ROM?

All power to them! Time-typical setups are fine for museums, but if you're
going to actually use the computer in a day-to-day way, authenticity is a
minor concern.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
Received on Fri Jun 22 2001 - 09:07:42 BST

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