OT: Writing floppies on PC; Was Re: Guys take a look

From: Bryan Pope <bpope_at_wordstock.com>
Date: Fri Apr 19 12:35:35 2002

And thusly SUPRDAVE_at_aol.com spake:
> >
> > It's a Windows things... For some reason they just can't multitask
> > properly while doing a floppy disk format. Maybe they are still using DOS
> > type format routines.
> >
> > With OS/2, you can also do a full format of a floppy and do anything else
> > with
> > no slowdown.
> >
> That was a big bragging point for us OS/2 users.

When OS/2 (V3?) came out, a friend and I demoed it at a user group meeting.
We put it beside whatever was the latest from M$. Of course OS/2 was *better*
at everything... <sigh>

That (formatting a floppy disk) was a big thing. The other big thing was
playing multiple DOS games in console windows with almost *no* slowdown.


Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 12:35:35 BST

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