lizardb0y wrote:Errr, um. I have a desktop computer at home which isn't vintage at all. It's only a year or so old in fact. It's rather nondescript, but connects to the Interwibble, unlike most of my vintage computers. Sometimes I have to open it up and wobble the video card, otherwise it won't boot. It runs Ubuntu 11.04, and I'm rather hesitant to "upgrade" to 11.10, what with the Unity UI and everything. I doubt it will ever be a classic, but it does the job alright.
Not much else to say, really. Anyone?
Gibsaw wrote:If this was a teenage "overclocker's" forum. It would have been more like..
"I've got a mega beast that 0wnz all of j00.I'm getting 667FPS in bioshock and it's got a Intel Core2 i9 with 100,000 cores (c0z AMD sux0rz) and 128PB of RAM and an nVidia GeForce 12000 with 64GB of DDR10 VRAM and 2048 parallel pipelines... it's s0000000 f4st that all j00 n00b's will n3v3r b34t me!!!"
... all while breathing heavily and using the mouse with the LEFT hand, if you get my drift. (no disrespect to actual left-handers intended.)
What environment are you using to virtualise OS/2?ZL2AOX wrote:I regularly use vintage OSes too (both emulated and on real hardware) - primarily DOS, but also CP/M, Minix, OS/2 and early versions of Windows. Also TOS/GEM on my Atari ST.
Have you had a look at the hercules project?ZL2AOX wrote:I'm currently developing a DOS-hosted CPU emulator that I'm hoping will allow me to run some of the ancient mainframe OSes & software that's archived on bitsavers.org - initially Control Data, then later perhaps DEC and IBM.
tezza wrote:Personally I've never played around with Linux systems? Apart from satisfying curiosity and a different interface, would they offer anything I would't get from my Windows boxes?
gavo wrote:tezza wrote:Personally I've never played around with Linux systems? Apart from satisfying curiosity and a different interface, would they offer anything I would't get from my Windows boxes?
Yes - pain and suffering. Sorry guys, but honestly, Linux is nothing but pain and suffering compared to Windows (ouch!) for the average home user, if it wasnt, people wouldnt be buying home computers with Windows - they would be buying them with a free/cheap Linux distro.
gavo wrote:If you want a desktop computer with UNIX like capabilities, MacOS X for the win.
gavo wrote:Linux for home use is great if you want to pretend you are a hard code hacker from the 80's but thats about it - imho
I can't say I've ever tried to get OS/2 running under virtualisation.Gibsaw wrote:What environment are you using to virtualise OS/2?
Thanks for that link. No I wasn't aware of it but I'll certainly take a good look at their source code when the time comes. I won't import it directly because of the license restrictions but it'll be a useful reference. Performance is more a design goal of my project (vs portability) so I can optimise my code with assembly language. Anyhow, IBM support is quite some way down the track at this stage. It's a long-term project and I've only just started.Gibsaw wrote:Have you had a look at the hercules project?
Carcenomy wrote:... but it's the middleground where it pisses me off. You want to make a minor adjustment, and it requires major work.
WelshWizard wrote:Most who use Linux want the Non Bloat wear OS , and also the fact that what's the point of a Virus attack on some thing that free, no challange for the Hackers. but there Arch enemies the Big Corps Like Microsoft , Norton, etc. ( B Gates in particuler)
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