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Reply 40 of 48, by JonathonWyble

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That's an interesting site. It's good that someone would decide to create a resource of "Rudy's" work, as a memory of him, such as source code for his work and etc.

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Reply 41 of 48, by Panties

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My condolence to Rudolph Loew (Rudy) and his family.

When I was a kid, I search the internet for windows 98 not able to run properly on RAM above 1.5GB.
During my LYCOS search, I came across his name and his Win98 MEM patch 4GB.

That's when I heard of his name.... (at that young age, I don't really know him at all, and I "thought" his patch, was some un-trusted affiliate site to get money quick or something... )

Fast-Forward.....
I just found out today, that his name, is a real person, thus, a real powerful well-known programmer, with a phenomenal skill that can allow Win98SE, to run on 4GB RAM....
Reading about him, he has kept Windows 98 as long as he did...
I believe we lost an extraordinary person ...

RIP Rudolph..... you're always a Legend to me and to the rest of us....
I will pray for you and your family.... 😢 God Bless!

Reply 42 of 48, by digger

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Would it be an idea to publish all the source code of Rudolph Loew's work to GitHub? If his code gets published there before the 2nd of February 2020, it will be archived in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault for future generations. What better way to preserve his legacy?

Reply 44 of 48, by zapbuzz

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Hi I have created a CDROM image of the entire R. Loew memorial site.
The memory patch is known to be protected by the deceased copyright and could require input to prevent the patch from freezing the pc in 10 minutes.
The executable mechanism to match the patch to specific dos window users unique product ID is included.
As of such it has sourcecodes, photos, stories, etc as well.
I haven't confirmed if the patch offered in the links of this thread have a 10 minute timebomb.
A boon for offline retro machines this CDROM will load on those machines that have difficulty on modern internet.
There is enough on this CDROM .ISO to research sourcecode and brief history of Rudy included as well.
In 2005 i helped him with a project to allow exfat usb drives run on windows 9x. I had confirmed it worked and I also did my own experiment.
I had windows 98SE booting from Microsofts first version of exfat in fat32 compaatibility thanks to the fact the beta software patch didn't just support usb. It allowed reading of files over 4gb in size in windows 98se system drive.
Due to license and patent restrictions he stopped that project I didn't keep the files due to legalities exfat was a new thing.
Blew me away this guy knew deepest elements I have ever heard about Dos windows.
Loading virtual discs of 8gb into daemon tools watching dvd's was cool but couldn't write to it due to fat32 mode access. Files had to be put into it from xp unless under 4gb size.
Anyhow eventually I will chip in some time to fully test whats to offer and probably make something useful of it as user level convenience for newer generations to see what post boomer generations grew up with on something thats not a 20 year old toaster 😁
Also the possibility of SATA access may mean an avenue to hypervisor support and also RAM patch.
But someone really needs to go through the sourcecode to find and work around any timebombs .

I have just got the hardware for the fastest single core P4 with SATA and 2gb ram mostly new and I will look for these timebombs (if any)

https://archive.org/details/rlowesiterip

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Reply 45 of 48, by jasongeo2@aol.com

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Panties wrote on 2019-12-26, 10:42:
My condolence to Rudolph Loew (Rudy) and his family. […]
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My condolence to Rudolph Loew (Rudy) and his family.

When I was a kid, I search the internet for windows 98 not able to run properly on RAM above 1.5GB.
During my LYCOS search, I came across his name and his Win98 MEM patch 4GB.

That's when I heard of his name.... (at that young age, I don't really know him at all, and I "thought" his patch, was some un-trusted affiliate site to get money quick or something... )

Fast-Forward.....
I just found out today, that his name, is a real person, thus, a real powerful well-known programmer, with a phenomenal skill that can allow Win98SE, to run on 4GB RAM....
Reading about him, he has kept Windows 98 as long as he did...
I believe we lost an extraordinary person ...

RIP Rudolph..... you're always a Legend to me and to the rest of us....
I will pray for you and your family.... 😢 God Bless!

Thank you for the kind words about my father. Rudy has two sons. Jason loew is his blood son and we have the same mothers. Rudy was my step dad. I miss him so much.And Im glad to see how he impressed his fellow programmers on this thread and how much they respect his work. I knew as a child Rudy was very intelligent and a gifted programmer. If anyone would like to download a picture of Rudy when he was in his last year in College at University of Oklahoma 1970(Sooner 1970). I have a pic of him that was taken of him at the Engineers Club Engineers week party pic. Maybe someone can put it on this thread or something? He was young fresh leaving college and healthy. Picture is how I like to remember him. You can email me direct for that pic or anything else you want to know about my dad at jasongeo2@aol.com

Reply 46 of 48, by jasongeo2@aol.com

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To my dads peers. Nice pic of him in his college years.
Love you Dad.....> Tony Sotomayor.

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Reply 47 of 48, by darry

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jasongeo2@aol.com wrote on 2020-10-22, 01:14:

To my dads peers. Nice pic of him in his college years.
Love you Dad.....> Tony Sotomayor.

I have only ever heard good things about your father . I wish I had been able to get to know him personally .
My sympathies and thank you for the picture . It is a nice one to remember him by .

Reply 48 of 48, by zapbuzz

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The picture of Mr Loew above shows a block diagram of a class D transceiver and it looks to be early generation stuff. I wonder if he had a handheld transceiver in his hands. Perhaps it was a projet to satisfy an assignment.