Reply 20 of 102, by Jo22
Is that Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs we do talk about ?
If so, yes, I think I heard about it many years ago already.
But I had no idea what to make of it.. 😕
I always thought it was just another -uhm- restricted version of Windows,
just like Windows XP Starter Edition, in which you could run only three programs at once.
Anyway, WinFLP's wiki doesn't look all that bad. 😀
It also hints that it works okay for Thin Clients, whatever that means..
I mean, could any OS do worse than the #1 Thin Client OS, Win CE ? 😉
- That OS was *very* limited for desktop use, with only half of its stuff actually working as expected.
And I do also wonder how WinFLP compares to Windows XP Embedded or MicroXP (described here):
Both are lightweight and Embedded also supports EWF, which is nice for flash media.
Plus, they do also have the compatibility tab, which is said missing from WinFLP.
And then there's still XP Pro with either SP1 or SP2. I remember running the early version (no SP or SP1 ?)
on a hardware below the minimum requirements for WinFLP (Pentium MMX 166, 64MB RAM, ~2GB SCSI drive).
Performance wasn't pretty, but worked well enough to run Snes9X and other emulators at reasonable speed.
So I wonder if it isn't better to run an older, but then complete OS instead of a current, but lean version.
(Security issues aside - for online play, a more secure/modern OS is preferable)
Oh well, sorry, I don't mean to sound so negative.. 😅
I'm just not used to stripped-down versions. Guess they do always remind me of Win CE.. 😅
Here's a positive review of WinFLP (lots of pictures!):
https://vmjunkie.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/mak … ardware-part-1/
https://vmjunkie.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/mak … ardware-part-2/
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