Welcome: Windows 1.x-3.x/9x/NT, MS/PC-DOS, OS/2, Classic Mac OS 1-9, Amiga, 8-bit home systems, CP/M, Legacy Unix platforms, anything pre-1999 you can possibly think of
Tolerated: Windows 2000, Windows Me, OS X on PowerPC systems, GNU/Linux (relating to retro hardware)
Tolerated, but discouraged: Retro consoles (there's /vr/ for that guys), DOS game emulation (/vr/)
pls go: XP, OS X on Intel systems
IRC: #/g/retro on irc.rizon.net
Wait, are you actually asking what Windows 2000 is? Are you that young? Even if you are, that doesn't excuse you not knowing about it in the same way you should learn about the Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad computers if you don't know what they are.
I don't know a single thing about programming for MAME but bear in mind MAME stands for "Multiple arcade machine emulator", so it actually it is many emulators in one.
You should first choose which platform to target, although I'm pretty sure you won't find many SDKs (if any).
OK then. Windows 2000 was the successor to Windows NT 4. You can think of it as the father of Windows XP.
Before WinXP home users and professional (workstation) users had different kernels and OS architectures. So, Windows 9x and ME had a DOS (kinda) based architecture, whereas Win2K had a proper 32 bits kernel.
tl;dr: Win2K was like WinXP without the bloat.
wait. I think I remember windows 2000. it was shit and I'm glad I upgraded to windows xp as soon as it came out.
you don't need to be a dick anon. I only asked a question, I didn't break the "we are not your personal tech support" rule. you're breaking the rules by being aggressive and malicious
As I too am curious about that question, I'll look into it.
SNK's Neo-Geo MVS system might.
Also, if one were really so inclined, you could write in assembler for a platform, and there are tons of datasheets and technical documentation for these systems floating around out there.
Motorola 68000 and Zilog Z80 are probably the most common microprocessors in late 80s and throughout the 90s arcade systems.
Ok, so although I may not find many SDK's even if I have to write my own functions to draw even a simple line on the screen and such in ASM at least a few of these consoles must be well documented somewhere if they've been emulated?
You're probably mixing up Windows ME with Windows 2000.
The only problem Windows 2000 had is some games didn't work with it, since it was never intended to be an general purpose OS.
Don't bash Win2K or I'll glass you, cunt.
Windows 2000 wasn't really designed with gaming in mind. It was more for professional work.
Windows ME has a bad reputation, but similarly I had very few problems working with it. I enjoy 2000 as well, though.
I honestly don't know. I guess some MAME dev or a crazy Jap published that kind of info. It must be somewhere, at least for simple 8-bit hardware.
Like I said, it was aimed strictly at workstations.
In the end though (when SP4 was released) most of the games worked all right and even those that didn't were easily patchable to work.
I distinctly remember Need for Speed 4 not working straight out of the box but with a little tweak it was running just fine.
yeah, but why would they try to advertise it as both a client and server OS? that's stupid. if I'm gonna buy an OS to play vidya, I don't want a bunch of server shit to come with it. that's why I found windows ME better.
These might interest you:
Hell, you could probably make use of them targeting other platforms, as well. The NeoGeo mostly used COTS components, shared by many others.
Thanks, really cool info there, especially the commented disassembly of ms. Pacman.
That would be cool, the neo geo was pretty much for fighting games, right?
I've played with assembler on super nintendo and sega genesis consoles, but never made anything substantial other than coloring the screen. I really want to do this more for the learning experience I would gain.
Are you serious? This must be bait, if not, you must of had a horrible childhood.
Windows 2000 had many versions. One was server and another one was Professional.
Win2K professional was never sold to end users, I can assure you it was never marketed to play vidya.
Still, I could play almost anything with it. I installed it for the first time by the time SP2 was released and it worked just fine. Some guy even made a wrapper so as to make sound work for DOS games run under Win2K.
It had the stability of WinXP with requirements a little bit over Win98, which I found great.
Amiga master race
>I really want to do this more for the learning experience I would gain.
Quite admirable, anon.
Although the hardware itself may be considered deprecated and impractical for modern use, there is always something to be obtained from knowledge and experience.
The Neo-Geo also had some other genres of games, as well.
Weird thing about the systems graphical capability, there aren't different tile layers (background, objects, etc) like other systems at the time, nor is it able to rotate, resize, scale/skew/translate sprites. Makes up for it by the cartridges being able to store a metric fuckton of frame sprites and the hardware being able to display a fuckton of them at once.
>that's why operating systems were made.
video games were often the main selling point for computers. so yeah, they were built around and advertized based on how advanced the games were.
if you did the research, you would know that.
That is kind of odd, I can deal with it though since I'm probably not going to make the absolute best game ever lol.
Yes, something about developing for old hardware just seems amazing to me. Probably the fact that you can utilize the full system's resources due to the hardware constraint.
is that down syndrome girl using a lemote yeelong?
chairman mao would be most displeased. They kill down syndrome babies in their country.
Yet the population doesnt seem to be declining. Japans alright, though.
>Yes, something about developing for old hardware just seems amazing to me. Probably the fact that you can utilize the full system's resources due to the hardware constraint.
How do you feel about working on a system and programming it to only do one thing, but that one thing extremely fast and efficiently?
If that sounds interesting to you, you should look into working on Embedded Systems. Sounds up your alley. Older architectures are fairly common and still in use in that sector.
I have a Matrox G450 DualHead in AGP, and it works on 2000 out of the box. Needs drivers for proper resolutions, though.
I was 3 and i remember Basic from the first computer my father had, a Sony MSX Hit Bit, shit was awesome, games and and programs from cartridge and magnetic tape, it also had a floppy unit that weights like a whole modern cpu.
Voodoo 3 is probably a fairer comparison to the G450, but 3DFx still generally had better 3D acceleration. And S3 cards (Trio or ViRGE) had some good VESA VBE support and performance under DOS. Other than tham, Matrox cards are probably THE workstation card for the time. Output quality is so damn sharp. Even today, they make a videocard that supports a duodecuple-display setup of medical-imaging-grade monitors.
Not torrent sites, but.
Both sites have DOS and 9x games.
As for torrent sites, Bitsnoop might be able to sniff out some more obscure torrents.
yes sadly amiga was master race - but the ST guys rocked harder!
No sorry can't let it go - fuck your pussy amiga ST mater race... midi, full 8 mhz - fractal rendering in seconds & superior 3D graphics bich! Ye ok so you had 4096 col pallet - 64 display, blitter chip, HW scrolling, PCM sound... but apart form that what have the romans ever done for us?
>Older computers like vaccume tube computers weren't really computers due to lack of CPU
first of all *vacuum
second, you are completely ignorant to how a computer works or what a logic gate is. please cease and desist from further shitposting.
you don't need an IC to have a "real" computer, CPU's themselves are nothing more than collections of thousands or millions of logic gates on a single piece of silicon.
Man, large-scale integration was probably one of the greatest inventions of modern times.
Also, anyone else find it kind of interesting how the Cold War influenced the research and development of new technologies?
>US: Goddard-style rockets and computers that can compute binary-coded decimals
>computers take up entire rooms
>FUCKING RUSSIANS DID SPACE TRAVEL GOTTA STOP COMMIES OH SHIT
>a couple years later, fucking space shuttles and computers the size of a pocket watch that can do trigonometric calculations
My friend and I just found this at Goodwill. Anything I can do on it? It has excel word and solitaire. It also has an infranred sensor for sending and receiving files from other devices like it.
Although the Macs and the IBM PCs both had their uses, mainly desktop publishing for Mac and enterprise-resource planning for PCs, the IBM PC really could have benefited from the graphical capability the Macs had.
There was the Hercules Graphics Adapter, which for the time was fucking neat; just wish it had better adoption. By the early-to-mid 90s, most systems had very similar levels of capability, so it kind of started to not matter.
Well thats Windows CE, so its likely not an x86-machine, and can't run normal windows programs. Know the specs and what architecture CPU it is? MIPS or ARM?
>There was the Hercules Graphics Adapter, which for the time was fucking neat; just wish it had better adoption
HGC had plenty of support, especially with application software. For whatever didn't natively support it, you could just use SIMCGA.
Its got 4mb of memory total. I can adjust it for program usage and storage usage.
My friend took the back cover off and found you can upgrade the storage capacity.
>dat intense-as-fuck green crt phosphor
A few months ago I started on a project PC I haven't really finished. Its a Baby-AT-formfactor Pentium MMX 200 machine. Doesn't have PS/2 interface header so the only mouse I can use is a serial. Tried wiring a logitech ps/2 mouse to DB-9 with a pinout guide, but I am a klutz.
Looking around thrift stores, craiglist, and such and shit for serial mice, but yet to find one. Shit ton of PS/2, and even AT keyboards.
Still able to use it, though. Was able to install, and for the most part use, Windows 95 with a keyboard alone. But its not pleasant to use. So I just boot into DOS and play in that. Still, a mouse would be nice.
Well, you can take a look at some stuff here, I guess. Should be compatible, but whether its pleasant to use or even worthwhile, guess theres only one way to find out.
Would be okay for text-mode/curses programs, I suppose.
As a graphical terminal though, hell no.
Pic related. Guy tries to play UT99 on it.
Listen, I remember Windows ME. I also remember it crashing every other day and seeing the Active Desktop error regularly.
that being said, a lot of it was AOL's fault, but one application shouldn't be bringing the whole machine to a halt
I also remember Windows 2000. It's pretty much ME but with the more stable NT kernel. That shit was great unless you were trying to run DOS shit or 95 shit that didn't even entirely right in 98/ME (which was a lot more common than you'd expect, fair few old-ass doujin games have that problem, and I've seen at least one commercial title that only wanted to work on 95 (can't remember the name, been years, it'd be nice if I still had my CD-ROM and floppy tower, haha)).
silly things: if 2k does crash, you will see the same Active Desktop error if it's enabled, and it's silly as fuck
If he was crazy, maybe he could try to recompile some programs for it. The WinCE API is pretty much the Windows API.
that being said, there are a fuckton of API calls that WILL be missing and it'll be an effort-required task to get anything other than maybe WineMine built (which is simple enough that you can actually build it for Windows 2.x)
it's probably not fast enough to run MilkyTracker, even if it did have sound (does it?)
im going to play with this when i get home. gonna practice software RAID on some IDE disks
You could use it as a space observation tool.
Bring your Cassiopeia and a Telescope to some open field, punch in your coordinates, and look at stars.
Bonus points if drugs and you turn into Carl Sagan
this is just practice for when im ready to setup my actual file server
what else is an 867mhz p3 w 384mb ram good for but practice?
ill probably try out BSD or Gentoo for the first time on this machine
>what else is an 867mhz p3 w 384mb ram good for but practice?
being an actual fileserver/NAS? it's not particularly taxing
Would also make a good Win 98 gaming rig
OH MY FUCKING GOD
On the Cassiopeia? Unreal Tournament will run? What if I told you the reason that I have a secretly repressed hatred for all non x86 machines is that they can't play UT?
Oh wait, it's not running natively. At least it still works on Windows NT 3.51.
why is it the greatest?
are you saying compared to newer microsoft operating systems, that one is still better?
what are my benefits to running 2000 rather than 8?
im talking mechanics here
i already decided i want my file server to be at least 1TB if not 2 or 3, and also gigabit ethernet. i would need both SATA and an ethernet on PCI cards for this machine, and this would saturate tthe PCI bus
Yes it does run in 640x200 and it looks like complete shit.
I should add; SimCity is notable for supporting almost every possible graphics mode, CGA, Tandy, EGA low-res, EGA high-res, Hercules, EGA mono, VGA mono.
VGA color modes weren't supported though until a later release SimCity Classic which dropped CGA/Tandy/EGA low-res and added support for Mode 12 and 13.
s-someone said they wanted to see more NT?
>tfw 4shit looks fugging great on Firefox 2 but I can't post from it
>tfw I can run more than two tabs and not eat shit
I'm running it on two systems right now (>>43301822 and a Toshiba Libretto 110CT) and using them daily. It behaves pretty much the same, except for of course the lack of good DOS/PnP support which I don't really care much for anyway.
Honestly, I enjoy using it more than 9x, networking was a fucking breeze to set up.
Lots of SATA cards out there, and I'm pretty sure you can find yourself a nice Gbit ethernet card too.
If you want raid, go with real hardware or simple linux software raid. That raid controller you have on your motherboard is bullshit. Linux raid is more portable, and if your motherboard dies, you can just bring that real hardware controller to a different machine.
Thinking about using my coppermine as a fileserver here, but I'll probably get a dedicated machine for it due to my preference for source based distributions. Compiling the kernel on my low end C2D took long enough.
Will games made for Windows 95 and 98 run under ME and 2000?
I'm going through old parts and I have a Geforce2 64mb AGP card and a Willemette P4 1.7 mobo with 512mb RAM. What would be the best OS setup for games from the mid nineties to early 2000's?
The max TDP of the Pentium III-866 is 30.8W. However, average TDP at full load can be around 26.9W.
Except for the Katmais, all Pentium 3s generally took 30W or less at load.
Worse P3 TDP is the Katmai 600MHz, which takes 42.76W at full load. Still better than any Pentium 4.
For best power efficiency, don't use Win9x, its kernel doesnt support CPU HLT instructions to stay properly idle.
And I wouldn't use NT as your server OS if your server is facing the internet. As a LAN server, though, it might be fine as long as you can actually get gigabit ethernet to work.
You might want to consider using an alternative CPU Power Governor or thermal management daemon instead of the one enabled by default in the kernel.
Check this page out: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CPU_frequency_scaling
Although its for Arch, since Debian is now switching to systemd as its default init daemon, "service" management works the same way.
Finding information on that stuff got a little harder for me now. Pretty much everyone updated their information for systemd instead of just messing with files in /sys. My distro has no plans for a systemd migration yet. They don't seem that interested in migrating either.
This thread might not be for you. There is a similar thread on /vr/ that might be better suited for you.
If you can't find the kind of thread you'd want to post in, you can go and make one yourself.
Well, a boot diskette that loads HIMEM, your CD Driver, and MSCDEX.
>not having enough conventional memory
>free up conventional memory
>Not enough EMS memory
>with config.sys magic, somehow get both to work
>STACK EXCEPTION DIVIDE BY ZERO UNHANDLED MEMORY ERROR DUMP OUTPUT REGISTERS HEXADECIMAL BULLSHIT
Don't miss that, that's for sure.
Too bad it took years for things like UMBPCI, HiRAM, and JemmEx. By the time they did, DOS was deprecated for most uses.
I threw away some NT4 install CDs, a Sam's book, and all my MCSE training course manuals today. Our new parent company has a policy that only VPs and CxOs get offices, so middle management pissants like me are getting booted out into cubes. Had to downsize. Feelsbadman.
>I threw away some NT4 install CDs, a Sam's book, and all my MCSE training course manuals today.
>not keeping them or at least trying to sell them
If they were going to throw them away, its not like they would care if you took them.
I love Windows NT. Too bad there's no Plug and Play and DirectX. Unreal and Quake still work if you don't use D3D mode in Unreal, and Quake 3 uses OpenGL so it works fine. On NT 3.51 I have got Unreal engine games to run, but this is in a VM.
It is exactly the same as Win95. If you installed IE 4 with the "Desktop Update" it would look somewhat like 98, but I can't get IE 4-6 and the Desktop Update to install anymore since MS took down the IE 6 install server.
I think there is a build available that is buggy as hell.
Also, there are SATA drivers for DOS that you can load up in your CONFIG.SYS.
Don't remember what theyre called at the moment, but they are on the Software List at FreeDOSs site.
I love workstation PCs too. Windows NT was a good workstation OS but there were lots of Sun/SGI workstations in use at that time. My dad told me today that his boss wanted some ideas on what would be a good cheap workstation PC for around $1200 that is good at AutoCAD and Solidworks. I came up with a Dell Precision, HP Z30, and Lenovo ThinkStation for them to choose from. It feels good to know that the workstation PC is alive and well, even in the age of shitty tablets, because people actually need to do work.
I sometimes have networking issues with NT, always have to set up a static IP because the DHCP service always fucks up. Also on some machines, I get shit saying "Not enough server storage" so the Computer Browser and Server services can't start, and the registry trick doesn't fix it.
I've got a Dual Pentium Pro 200 workstation running NT 4 as well but for some reason they didn't install a fucking VRM for the second chip, so it's sitting in my garage until I can source a new one.
I want to find a dual-processor IntelliStation or a Kayak to replace it eventually as my main NT system.
So far networking has been bretty nice, I always set a static IP anyway. Even detected my NIC right out of the box.
Video was another thing though, fucking FireGL
I think of dual Pentium Pros as the classic Windows NT rig, because they had two processors and they didn't do 16-bit code as well as they should have, so NT was the superior OS. Of course, Linux and OS/2 worked great too, I would imagine. But Windows 95 was sucky on that hardware due to all the 16-bit code, and if you wasted tons of money on that expensive machine just to run 95, then you were in trouble.
no shit m8, did I upset you?
got the original media as well, they made a shit ton of disks, throwing out one or two isn't really a big deal
Plus if you were running 95 you basically wasted a grand or two on that second processor since 9x, the hacked-up piece of garbage it is, can't utilize it.
I don't know if I've ever seen someone running OS/2 on one of those aside from maybe having it pre-installed on an IBM workstation.
I've never seen the actual hardware that would have been running the latter myself and I've been doing this for quite a while.
I'm sure it was probably mostly used in high-end workstation and server systems like HP NetServers or Compaq Systempros.
I had NT 3.51 installed on my Green Machine for a while. In a real life setting I never knew of anyone who ever used it. I'm 19 years old and I have still seen plenty of Win 3.1 machines in use. I never saw OS/2 either but I know that some people actually used it.
The hardware was so expensive that unless you worked in a big enterprise or you collect that kind of shit you won't see it very often.
People today bitch about muh apple overpricing, kek, try paying the price of an entry-level sportscar for some of that shit back then.
I heard that the Windows NT RAM requirements were really steep, way more than 95. After a few years that wasn't really as much of a problem though since computers could handle the overhead and benefit from the performance of NT. The Pentium Pro machines were like 15 grand or something like that back in 1995 IIRC.
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're refering to as Windows 95, is in fact, MS-DOS/Windows 95, or as I've recently taken to calling it, MS-DOS plus Windows 95. Windows 95 is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning MS-DOS system made useful by the MS-DOS boot sequence, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by Microsoft.
Many computer users run a modified version of the MS-DOS system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of MS-DOS which is widely used today is often called Windows 95, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the MS-DOS system, developed by Microsoft.
There really is a Windows 95, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Windows 95 is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Windows 95 is normally used in combination with the MS-DOS operating system: the whole system is basically MS-DOS with Windows 95 added, or MS-DOS/Windows 95. All the so-called Windows 95 distributions are really distributions of MS-DOS/Windows 95!
NT 3.1 recommended around 16 MB of RAM and a 486 in an era when the 386SX and even the 286 were still in vogue and the average RAM compliment was 2-4 MB.
And yes, that shit was damn expensive, I think my Vectra XU was around $12000 new and it's running on at least another $1-2000 in upgrades.
There are generic mass storage drivers that function pretty well as long as you're running the latest service pack.
I don't think people look at what the machines are, and what kind of machines they compete with.
It is easy to say an i5-based video games PC is cheaper than a Mac Pro, but a Mac Pro was never made to compete with your average enthusiast built video game PC. It is a workstation.
Same goes for the Mac mini. It is the cheapest mac. Dead silent under normal desktop-tier loads, 14W idle, small footprint, it is simply not made to compete with ATX sized systems with i3-i5 CPUs and mid tier graphics cards. Mine idles at 55W, and it is silent, but it is still pretty noisy when compared to the Mac mini sitting on the same desk.
I walked through the electronics section at a warehouse with my father one time. He was surprised by how expensive the high end mac they had on display was. I think it was about 2000 dollars. He pays his bills and listens to music using a high end dell he paid 3000 dollars for.
Is /g/ interested in Qbasic at all?
My apologies, I didn't see this thread.
Awwwww shit man, I forgot about this game.
That it was even possible to do this kinda shit in qbasic, my little mind was blown.
I had 8MB in my Windows 95 computer. It wasn't enough for anything. My mother in her infinite wisdom decided to pay for a 64MB upgrade tho. I think a more modest 16 or 32MB would've been just as good. I can't think of anything that needed a whole 72MB back then. Could've spent the rest of the money on some other better upgrades.
She still does that kind of shit. Just walks into a store and buys whatever the sales guy is in the mood for that day.
So let me ask my question in this thread:
I wrote some games and programs about 12-14 years ago when I was in highschool and just found the source files when searching in my old harddrive today.
I want to see if it's pointless or not to make a video showing the programs and the source code and upload it on YouTube (also make the source codes available).
Not sure if there are than many people interested in seeing it.
we're not all total niggers here, just so you know :^)
take a picture of whatever. I wish I didn't have to behead my 701c ;_;
mid-'90s 300 series was the epitome of the brick Thinkpad, I don't even think the 700 series could hold a candle to those fucking things.
t. 365XD owner
701s are much tinier than they look.
>486DX/4-75 subnotebook system ca. 1995
Is that the butterfly keyboard one?
If so, WebM of you opening it focused on the keyboard, please.
>Ethernet port either on the laptop itself or a PCMCIA card?
Not as common back then as you would think. Hell, at the time, there was still tons of IBM Token Ring networking being done.
Fun Fact: Xircom actually made Parallel port-to-RJ45 Ethernet adapters specifically for laptops.
The biggest achievement in my programs were the graphics. Just using the POINT, LINE and CIRCLE functions I made a lot of graphics. I also created 2 font functions. One of them had one size only but looked really nice. The other had adjustable size and looked Okay but not too good.
You'd be surprised, all of the keys are really solid. And yes, the keyboard does retract. There is a little slab of something that comes out to reinforce them, so the whole keyboard feels really solid.
I hope that doesn't happen to me, but the hinges do feel a lot worse than I expected.
Here is the size-adjustable font I told you guys about.
I was 15 and living in Iran. My English wasn't good.
This is part of the function for drawing those characters.
guys i keep getting input output errors on my pentium3 pc when trying to partition
DMA Controller settings in BIOS.
Switch master/slave position.
Improperly formatted drive.
Drive could be faulty.
I don't think it applies to something as new as a Pentium III system, but maybe CHS or LBA values need to be defined?
Oh, I already know about the SATA drivers. What I'm stoked about is AHCI support.
It doesn't even have handle NCQ or anything. I just want to be able to leave AHCI on for other OSes without having Win98 throw drives into MS-DOS compatibility mode.
I experienced this when I was using a bad power supply. The voltages were all over the place. I'm surprised the components survived the abuse that power supply put them through.
The computer works like a charm now that I'm using this wonderful old chieftec psu.
>701s are much tinier than they look.
They sure are.
MS-DOS 6.22 lacks some nice goodies that are only available in the supplemental disk.
Well I alway used the 4 disks when I installed it on various machines, so I never missed anything. Also, i think that the DOS shell is pretty much useless when you have windows 3.1 installed.
> just a compiler that spits out a mame ready image
but if you have GNU/Linux it comes with gcc, which IIRC has compilers for all the chip architectures in mame (the later ones like MIPS, PPC, ARM etc) if you look at the source for the mame drivers for the cabinet you want to target you should have everything you need to configure gcc to compile a bin. go to the mame forums and ask there.
it might be easier to target the retroarch framework, which'll put your game onto all the pc's, smartphones, and every console more powerful than the wii. or love2d which is good for noobs.
I guess I'll have to post it myself.
>>43311069 wasn't meant to answer to anyone.
Not as good as the Commodore Amiga
Only Amiga makes it possible
Glorious. I actually just made my gf sit through War Games this week. It got me to search around for some for sale, they'll set you back $2000 - $2500 in fairly questionable condition. The actual one from War Games is also apparently for sale in the $20k - $25k range. I really wish someone would put together a retro cabinet of it like they did with the Altair.
>pre -99 but it just has had a shit ton of updates
huh? please tell me the distro that has been providing updates for 15+ years.
So was GEOS for the C64. It may have actually been the first case of a software company that ruined itself with DRM.
I got a Geforce 2 MX400 working with Win98 @ 1920x1080x32bpp. It feels god damn weird.
"GNU" isn't "the" Linux vendor, nor is it a Linux distro, so you need the slash. You meant "GNU/Linux" (interpreted as "GNU over Linux" in the same way that "1/2" is "1 over 2").
Even then, it's hard to justify calling it GNU/Linux in a desktop distro because Stallman's rationale is that the only parts that count as part of the OS for naming purposes are what you need to run terminal-mode Emacs. (He's lawyering the definition of "the OS" to a 1980s state to favour his viewpoint). X11 is a larger part (both in amount of code and significance to API compatibility) of "Linux" than GNU componentry (especially so if the computer doesn't have GCC installed), so it's X11/Linux by that logic. (And "X11; Linux" is what you'll find if you look into the Firefox User-Agent string.)
The only GNU component that has any relevance to the platform itself is glibc (The GNU C library) and that's the non-X11 distinction between Android and Ubuntu. (If you don't consider it to be "Android vs. X11", then, by process of elimination, Android must be a whole-distro name.) Android chose to use a glibc-incompatible libc (Bionic) and, if they hadn't, there'd be no justification for not calling it "X11/Linux".
Wow! Well it is quite a card, all 64mb of it. I have one also and used it in my P4 daily driver with 1600 x 900 display until 2010 or so. It only starts to choke on video past 480p. It plays DVD's just fine.
at an old job, we had a mix of 95/98/2000/NT4/ and XP machines. there was even a dos pc, and another running windows 3.0. we were constantly doing minor maintenance to the 9X and XP machines, but the users with the NT4 boxes rarely ever had any issues.
my boss even seriously considered moving all of the company computers to NT4, but that plan fell through because XP was cheaper since it was included with new pc purchases..
i wasted many evenings reading the help files and building shitty games and programs in qbasic. my last experience with it was making a stupid 'email' server that communicated with a host pc over rs232.
I spent a few days looking for Windows games from 1995 - 1998 (and some earlier DOS as well). It's difficult to find games from that era that are original and haven't been patched to run on XP and later systems. I've unrarred and unzipped everything and converted all the weird image files (like .nrg, .mdf, and .ccd) to .iso, and mounted them all to scan with MBAM (which I suppose is useless, I doubt an NT virus scan would ever detect DOS malware) all from my sandybridge laptop.
Now to move them to the 98 box and actually play.
Did I miss any worthwhile games from that era? Any recommendations?
I actually have Myst on CD and I was never able to find Baldur's Gate, The Curse of Monkey Island, and a few others I would really like to play.
I feel like 2.5GB is fuckhuge for a game that came out in 1998... was it a 6 CD set or something?