Oh, its not a bloated version of Windows 9x, that's what ME was for.
It's the bloated version of Windows 2000 (also known as NT 5.0).
Maybe by longhorn, they'll be back to the security and stability of
Windows 3.1's system. I'll be watching from the sidelines though,
having given up on Microsoft and moved to mac and linux.
In a slight defense of Microsoft, expecting 10 year old software to
work on a modern machine isn't all that realistic. I've made some
old stuff for win95 or older work on my Linux box by running an old
version of windows within a virtual machine (VMWare), which works
flawlessly, but expecting backwards compatibility to extend to a decade
or more is a bit much to expect. Better that they try (and they assure
us that they are trying, despite appearances) to fix the bugs and
security problems, than spend that time making current systems work
with decade-old software.
If you are just looking for drive sharing there is a small DOS TSR that rides
in about 60k and allows file sharing, unfortunately it doesn't "talk" FAT32 so
I had to stop using it.
I am still running 3 pure DOS machines tho. (MP3 players). They never crash,
boot in seconds, don't need to be "shutdown" and the total software load will
fit on a diskette, leaving more disk for tunes.
it's funny how often it does work. a lot of that old software is
pretty simple and doesn't need much from the OS. I keep around and use
a copy of cardfile.exe mined from windows 3.1 for use as a small
standalone database. it has almost no features and has worked fine
without complaining on every system I've had.
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 12:53:29 -0700,
Hmmm. That's one I should dredge up. I've tried for years to find a
decent cardfile program for windows. I started using that in 3.1 and
when it disappeared in 95 I switched to the cardfile in Sidekick, but
that drags along all the rest of the Sidekick stuff. Cardfile was darn
near perfect for keeping lists - books loaned and borrowed, insurance
policy numbers and contact information, serial numbers of tools and
date acquired - thousands of things that otherwise just get spread out
over a huge number of places, making it impossible to retrieve what
you need when you need it. I've always wondered why no one seems to
make a really compact cardfile program with a simple interface and
basic search capability. Once you start using something like that it
I know this is not exactly the same thing, but you might check out
KeyNote <http://keynote.prv.pl You could set it up to do nearly what
you describe, the only place it would be lacking would be search
capability. I have started using it to keep track of magazine articles
that I think I might want to use in the future as well as being a
general organizational tool for all of my other files and notes.
Finally got around to looking at this. It looks like a great product
and source code is available. I've not worked with Borland Delphi, but
this is the type of app that might inspire me to learn. Thanks for the
too many programs would have to be upgraded on my dime. The
pc is from 97, IIRC. it works fine for the 'net, Excel and
photoshop. It has Firewire so I can edit videos. USB is
1.1 and all my peripherals work on that. 2 scanners and a
card reader, Visor cradle, etc. I'm not gonna ditch a pc
that does what i need just to get the "latest and greatest".
I've spent enough dough on bleeding edge technology. :)
Mortimer Schnerd, RN wrote:
I was using Win98 on a 1997 Dell and up graded in December to XP and a new
Dell. I did not have to upgrade any of my software. It all worked. As far
as your peripherals working on USB 1.1, they will work on 2.0 also as that
is backwards compatible. The only thing that did not work well was my older
Epson scanner. Not compatible with XP.
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 01:46:29 GMT, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN"
"Bite the bullet" aka making microsloth even richer? Why? I still run
95 and it does all I want. I'm not fighting any battle that I'm aware
off, nor am I losing anything. I would be losing $$$$$ by "upgrading"
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