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Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

in Milliways
We are somewhere near 99% bloat And it’s unlikely to get better as we continue down the rabbit hole of new code on top of antique psuido code that becomes redundant. Yes, this is the key. Not that modern CPUs are overpowered (they are, indeed), but that modern bloat is "over"bloated! It's gotten so …

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

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Same thing with resolutions. The difference between 4k and 2k is not worth the 4x extra computing power required. You need to take into account also the increase in screen size. Monitors used to be 15" and less, but now 24" is minimum and people want 27" and more. TVs are also much larger than they …

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

in Milliways
Well, if we are talking strictly about consumer CPUs, then is the other way around: In order to improve something you must have a need, a demand for improvement... CPUs nowadays are doing far more than the average user needs and the only thing its making people consume newer technology is capitalism …

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

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In my view, we got past the "sweet spot" for personal computers for a while. Even the most affordable computers (mobile devices included) can easily render a nice UI in a resolution high enough for our eyes to perceive as "great", and provide the same user experience than high end devices 99% of the …

PCEm - Is it supposed to run slower on linux?

Hi, For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to finally commit to Linux as my main OS. The vast majority of my stuff seem to be running quite well (mostly older windows games from GOG running with wine). In the end I settled with POP!_ OS as for me it ended up being a tad faster than Ubuntu or Mint. …

Re: DOS Shareware Collection CD

Sorry for the double post, but the update is relevant. Added both the Shareware and Freeware collections to Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/gaffa-dos-shareware-pack As suggested, added some extra information into the README file like the url for this topic and the current date for …

Re: DOS Shareware Collection CD

These discs are very fun. :) I've had the urge to make a compilation disc myself, even though there's plenty out there already. A couple of things I'd suggest: - Giving the disc a name. Is it just called 'MS-DOS Shareware Collection'? That's fine if it is. :) I've been adding '... by gaffa2002 2021 …

Re: DOS Shareware Collection CD

You must have used dosgames.com as your primary reference when compiling the list of games to add, am I right? It started with a personal list of favorites, once the list was exhausted, I browsed through dosgames.com, classicdosgames.com and dosgamesarchive.com to fill the gaps. Also got some games …

DOS Shareware Collection CD

Hi everyone, After finishing the freeware CD project, now I was finally able to put together another collection with shareware/demos exclusively for DOS. I'm aware that some of those games are considered freeware nowadays (i.e Stargunner and Bio Menace), but I still decided to add the shareware …

Re: Do you dislike the British?

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Nowadays, the usual behavior I see from people in more developed nations is to simply pretend we are all equal and having discussions like that always bring the same old "Let it go, man! It was in the past" or "Stop complaining and do something" kind of argument. In other words, discussing and …

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