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Sir_ReeL
04-07-2007, 12:06 AM
I just had a thought.(no...really!) Has anyone noticed that as soon as hardware gets sufficiently fast to run programs speedily, a new opperating system is born to knock it down to size? Bigger, better?. slooower.

What's the install size of Vista? What was Win 3.1?

How fast would pure D.o.s. be on modern hardware? Inquiring minds want to know..._ReeL

uOpt
04-09-2007, 11:44 AM
You mean Hardware versus Windoze, right?

Even KDE and GNOME got lighten recently.

Spectre
04-09-2007, 11:54 AM
You mean Hardware versus Windoze, right?

Even KDE and GNOME got lighten recently.

Even Linux and UNIX. Features don't get added with less code.

Sir_ReeL
04-09-2007, 01:08 PM
Well, I had Windoze in mind, as that's what I'm familliar with, but Spectre has it right. Do you think the added overhead in bundled *features* is worthwhile? Hell, I havn't "upgraded" to XP because it doesn't add anything I need. I did use it for a few months, but reverted because it was slower across the board than 2000Pro. Not a lot, I guess, but demonstrably slower at anything I benchmarked by at least a few fps, and it felt slower opening docs and stuff.

mp666
04-11-2007, 07:28 AM
How fast would pure D.o.s. be on modern hardware? Inquiring minds want to know..._ReeL

If you want to experiment :

http://www.freedos.org/
http://www.drdos.com/
http://www.freebyte.com/operatingsystems/#dosclones

Sir_ReeL
04-11-2007, 07:52 AM
Interesting, Thank-you for the links! _ReeL

Jon Gerow
04-11-2007, 08:30 AM
That's why I use XP w/ 98lite installed. I wish I could use 2000, but too much newer hardware/software for it to work to it's full potential.

uOpt
04-11-2007, 11:11 AM
Even Linux and UNIX. Features don't get added with less code.

The point here is - you don't have to use them and still get bigfixes and security fixes. With Microsoft you cannot get the fixes without the new bloat.

Spectre
04-11-2007, 11:49 AM
The point here is - you don't have to use them and still get bigfixes and security fixes. With Microsoft you cannot get the fixes without the new bloat.

You get big fixes and security fixes throughout the life cycle of the product with Windows. Sometimes in Windows, UNIX, and Linux those fixes add more code.

uOpt
04-13-2007, 11:34 AM
You get big fixes and security fixes throughout the life cycle of the product with Windows. Sometimes in Windows, UNIX, and Linux those fixes add more code.

No, because under Linux you can choose to run a lighter desktop.

So you get all the security fixes to apache, Mozilla, ssh and whatever, but without the bloat in KDE or GNOME.

It's like the possibility to run Windows XP SP2 with the lightweight GUI from Windows 95.

Telstar
06-15-2007, 09:00 AM
win2000 is very light on hardware resources.
It's the only stable thing (except *nix) that can run on my old notebook.