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    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
    *Disclaimer: - I may be wrong, but I'm not unsure.

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    You mean Hardware versus Windoze, right?

    Even KDE and GNOME got lighten recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uOpt View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_ReeL View Post
    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

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    Interesting, Thank-you for the links! _ReeL
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uOpt View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    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.

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