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What is your favourite operating system
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Favourite os
windows 1.0
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
windows 2.0
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
windows 3.0
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
windows 3.1
9%
 9%  [ 2 ]
windows 95
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
windows 98
18%
 18%  [ 4 ]
windows me
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
windows 2000
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
windows xp
36%
 36%  [ 8 ]
other
22%
 22%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 22

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CPT Worm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:34 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

abyss wrote:
How do you right click on macs.[sic]


1. Control + Click
2. Use a two-button mouse

You must be using System 8 or Mac OS 10.0. Because the Macs shouldn't lock up like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:32 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups was solid as a rock. More stable than Windows 95/98/ME were (or its earlier predecessors, Windows 3.1 and 3.0).

But without the ability to run modern 32-bit software, it is fairly old and obsolete. (Although one of my college teachers noted that the RCMP were running Windows 3.x as late as the year 2000!).

But if you have an older computer and don't need newer 32-bit software, or if you have 32-bit software that is compatible with WIN32S, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups is the way to go! Congratulatory
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Now yeah, let's keep this a bit reasonable shall we ?

After all it's a dosgames board so let's look at the dosgame'ing under W3.x.

Many dosgames will run really good under W3.x.
Several dosgames will run pretty jerky and with real bad sound on W3.x.
Others will even not run.

Maybe a bit strange when you think about the fact that the W3.Xkernel is in fact dosbased, but it's so.
It's due to the mix dos drivers/own W3.X drivers.

Some examples?
Falcon 3, crippled sound in W3.X.
Wing Commander, you will miss half the nice soundtracks.
Comanche (1), real hard to get running under W3.X.

So yes, W3.X ( and certainly W3.11) were pretty stable in their times, but pretty worthless on a modern PC.
Even if I personally still have it in VPC, it's real rare I boot it up.

It is obsolate, the past, anything you could do in it you can do better and faster on XP.

Yes abyss, learn to set up a steady XP before stating constantly what's the best OS in your opinion.

Or a good W98SE PC, it beats the hell out of W3.11. Even in dosgames, yes.
And certainly in 'whatever' application.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a litlle update from me,i will completley transfer from WinXP to dyne:bolic 2.4 this weekend,dyne is now my fav OS.....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 friends who are on Dyne for multimedia projects, I think it beats XP media for video/audio editing.

But they keep their XP for other thingies ..... gaming and such.

Simply dual boot Dyne/XP , easy to do, and you have best of both worlds.

Remember that XP runs fine on FAT32 partitions, even as Dyne.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 3.1x is about as stable a mac and yet it is better it is also better at gaming and you can run 32 bit games if you install win g and win32. Windows 3.1x is a lot more easier to use than mac and a lot more easier to use than the other windows versions. It is the easiest to use operating system. Windows 3.1x may not be the best at gaming but it is a lot better than mac at gaming.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:10 pm     Post subject: Re: What is your favourite operating system Reply with quote

abyss wrote:
My favourite operating system is a tie between windows 95 and windows me though i chose the windows 95.. My least favourite operating system is a Bravo which was close tie with windows 1.0. They both are terriable for do work on and are terriable at gaming.

Yeah, I don't use any of those. Linux is my favorite but I also like FreeDOS.

[merged double post~dosraider]

Ro@m wrote:
Just a litlle update from me,i will completley transfer from WinXP to dyne:bolic 2.4 this weekend,dyne is now my fav OS.....

Happy Never used dyne. Debian based, right? Debian is nice
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:49 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

init1, you have an edit button, use it.
Do NOT double post. Thank you.
I've done it for you this time, don't expect I will always do so, delete your double post is easier and faster.


And welcome@dosgames forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Other: Obviously I loav Macrosooft Vasta.


Naw, Linux FTW
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows XP SP2 is my fav.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
init1, you have an edit button, use it.
Do NOT double post. Thank you.
I've done it for you this time, don't expect I will always do so, delete your double post is easier and faster.


And welcome@dosgames forum.

Sorry. Didn't know that was an issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:22 am     Post subject: Re: What is your favourite operating system Reply with quote

init1 wrote:
Linux is my favorite but I also like FreeDOS.

Yeah, but which distro? Saying that you like Linux is like saying you like boxed cereal. It's not really informative.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Vista Ultimate. Yes, I'm serious, been running it 2 years, love it.
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