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Re: Interview with "last XP fan"

in Milliways
I recently used a fully patched XP to go online (behind a NAT) and nothing bad happened; things were running quite smoothly with retro modern browsers, such as basilisk. I've been doing that for years, and nothing bad happened. However, even retro modern Mozilla-based browsers are hitting all kinds …

Re: Browsers, XP, Linux, Mint, everything

Linux is always an option. Modern is better than legacy, I think. In the Windows world, a 2009 Dual-core laptop should handle Win7 just fine, which is leaps and bounds more compatible than XP (basically still ~100% compatible with the modern web), but would require 2GB+ RAM to feel snappy (and I …

Re: Need help maxing out (a specific) 775 computer

in Milliways
Welcome to the forum. :) I guess if there is a post that is a dictionary definition of "wall of text", it is yours. At least you could have split it into a few more paragraphs. ;) I would take a slower-clocked Quad over a slightly higher-clocked Dual any day, unless the clock difference is like 50%. …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
In practice, strange things happen when solder melts and components heat up. A lot of the pieces on my card fell off because I tried to remove the oven tray from the oven before it had cooled (I thought removing it would help it cool faster) Reminds me when we accidentally left the house with the …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
I have *three* Voodoo3 AGP cards! But only one is working. The other two wouldn't POST when I tried. :( Try baking them in the oven. Don't do this, you will find that the solder on these cards melt WAY WAY easier than modern stuff. I tried it with an ATI Fury MAXX and half the components just fell …

Re: CD-ROM/DVD DOS drivers

VIDE-CDD.SYS (small and quite compatible) OAKCDROM.SYS GSCDROM.SYS Any one of these or a few others should be loaded in CONFIG.SYS. And then MSCDEX.EXE in AUTOEXEC.BAT to initialize the drive. That's assuming a standard IDE/ATAPI drive connected to the motherboard. If connected to a sound card …

Re: Windows 11 has been released

Can someone please tell me what exciting new innovative features Windows 11 will provide? Android Apps support, some Xbox features (DirectStorage / AutoHDR), better MS Teams integration (supposedly), some additional window snap controls, Widgets (Hello, Vista!), Windows Terminal (but you can get it …

Re: Windows 11 has been released

Yea easy for you to say, I have been on windows as most of my games are being held hostage by nvidia, and other companies who only do windows releases Then stay on Windows. Despite all the whining that always goes on in threads like this, it's not like there are any actual problems with Win10 or …

Re: Windows 11 has been released

Well I doubt anyone who skipped Vista/8 had any regrets, but I still hear people complain bitterly about them. Vista and Win8 were big UI changes. This always gets people to complain. Vista was also a rather big kernel change, which gave stabilities issue early on. Win11 so far seems not to be so …

Re: Bring back the game manuals!

in Milliways
Yep, I love manuals, maps and physical extras. Buying a digital game just doesn't feel the same. I still buy from GOG from time to time, mostly to support them, and they do a great job of scanning and OCRing old manuals and extra stuff, and including it in their packages. In parallel, I occasionally …

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