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 PostPost subject: Anyone use a older as their main OS?        Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:26 pm 
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I have a question for you all, Does anyone use a older OS as their main OS? I'm thinking on using NT 4 workstation as my main OS along with OS X(Different machines). How about you?
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:33 pm 
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Older main OS – currently, I could say Windows 2000 Server (which is on my 2nd system which is pretty much my testing box). But I did multi-boot NT4 Server with XP some time ago. .


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I have 4 OSes installed on my home computer: Win2000 Pro, WinXP Pro, Win2003 Enterprise and Datacenter.
Mainly I use Win2000 Pro for my daily use. WinXP and 2003 Ent. were installed by my dad and only he and my families would use them. I installed 2003 DTC only for backup...Rarely used due to IDE to USB cable not working at all for no reason :?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:22 pm 
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I run Mac OS X on my Desktop and Server. But I also use my Octane running IRIX 6.5 nearly everyday. It's especially good at capturing audio, and when the Mac is busy or I need a change I switch to it. So it's almost my main OS.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:35 pm 
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I run Win 98SE just for my Diamond S90 soundcard,because the driver of S90 in Win9X has the best quality,A3D and DirectX acceleration are disabled in WinXP.


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milatchi wrote:
I run Mac OS X on my Desktop and Server. But I also use my Octane running IRIX 6.5 nearly everyday. It's especially good at capturing audio, and when the Mac is busy or I need a change I switch to it. So it's almost my main OS.

That's great, I also use Mac OS X everyday as it's on my Macs which are my primary machines, but if I want (or need) something different, I get it, I also have some boxes running (mainly) FreeBSD, Linux and/or Solaris (although all of them are x86, nothing fancy here).

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I run Win 98SE just for my Diamond S90 soundcard,because the driver of S90 in Win9X has the best quality,A3D and DirectX acceleration are disabled in WinXP.

Reminds me of a time somewhere in 2001/2002 when I was multi-booting Win98 (First Edition) with WinXP and others because I needed it (and its real DOS environment) for some older games I still love to play, and DOSBox was not an option/not "real" enough for me. :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:33 am 
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Hmm, I use a mix, depending on what I am doing, I figure a nice Windows 98 or NT 4 could be used if I want to play an old game or have to download something if my main XP machine goes down.

I was going to stick to 2000 but my WinTV-PVR and 2k didnt want to get along...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:45 am 
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Hmm..i guess it would have to be Windows 2000 (I use on my laptop)

But the oldest OS i have natively installed would be DOS 4.0 witch i have on my pen drive :) (if that counts)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:12 pm 
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Well I'm going to continue using XP, i guess thats an older OS now Vista is out. As for the oldest OS i have still running on a system... i have GEOS on C64 still? lol.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:45 pm 
im still using windows 98, Windows 3.11 and DOS on a "test" pc


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Windows For Workgroups 3.11/MS DOS 6.22 on my Tandy (not running now :( )
Windows 98 SE (Heavily Modded- Revolutions Pack, KuP, and what not) on my main pc
Amiga OS 4.0 on my Amiga :D
Windows 2000 Advanced Server for my server
Windows Vista On my Gaming pc

I also run Windows NT 4.0 and OS/2 Warp 4 in VMware


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:11 pm 
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Yes, we use:
Windows 2000 sp4 on the billing machine (we bought a HP Vectra SFF (for a mere $20), and the original Win2k sticker was on it's side.)

Windows 98 SE on an old Compaq SFF (the whole computer is kept for an old CAS software which not willing to run under XP)


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I use NT 3.51 on an IBM Thinkpad which does just the job for me. Video, sound, network - all work just fine and very, very damn fast and lightweight! Mind you, I am cheating in a way I suppose. I use Citrix seamless connections to browse the net and run Outlook. :oops:

At work though, we still have guys out there that use 95 as a main OS.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:03 am 
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PowerBook G3 (Lombard) - Mac OS X Panther (10.3.9) - Main Computer
HP Pavilion 4535 - Windows 98SE / 2000 SP4 - AlphaBetas/troyodOS Testing PC
PowerBook 190cs - Mac OS System 7.01

The family computer still runs Windows XP SP2 and not Vista yet.

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PowerBook 190cs - Mac OS System 7.01

I thought the Minimum supported OS on the PowerBook 190cs was System 7.5.3 as i don't recall being able to install System 7.01 on my PowerBook 190cs.

Here are the systems that run older Operating Systems.

PowerMac 7200: Mac OS 9.0.4
PowerBook 190cs: Mac OS 7.6.1
LC III: Mac OS 7.6.1
Intel Pentium: Windows 2k Pro.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:23 am 
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My mistake, my LC II runs that. Silly me! :) But I forgot to mention that computer either way. lol

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:46 am 
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I used a windows ME pc a few years ago and it ran pretty well but these days I wont run anything older that XP...


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My father is still using Windows 98SE on his PII 350MHz for office purposes. In many small companies or warehouses in Poland DOS-based systems are widely used. Last Month, I was recovering a huge database, because 80286 used in furniture warehouse had a small amnesia (both MFM ST225 drives, 20MB each).


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I have a PowerPC 7300 (with 300mhz upgrade) that I use for playing Escape Velocity and Escape Velocity 2 :D (and Nanasour...)

I have an ever faithful Windows 95 Laptop that I use on the go but I think I will have to replace it because Office 2007 runs too slow on the archaic computer...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:26 pm 
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Windows 95 and Office 2007? Tell me how you got this to work, please.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:42 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:58 pm 
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Vista and XP are hardly old OS's dude! :)


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yeah ok, only longhorn than, but i'm not using only longhorn, buggy as hell... :P


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:52 am 
I occasionally use Windows 2000, but as others had stated XP could be considered old (except for the fact that Microsoft still supports it)

I should be getting my Dell Vista Upgrade soon, its been like 3 months and dell still hasn't sent mine :cry:


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:10 pm 
I've had to use Windows 2000 for a couple months while my other machine was down, but that's about it. :D


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