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 PostPost subject: Interface Manager        Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:29 am 
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I remember reading that IM was originally just a project to include a moude driver and a (semi-)graphical environment on which to run DOS programs. Would it not be feasible to write a reconstruction of that, based on the information and screenshots we have?

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I would rather see it for a Linux console, so I can have irssi open in one "window" and my shell in another "window" :P.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:01 pm 
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:) I've been thinking for ages howcool it'd be to strip down Windows to the point where it contains nothing but the kernel, the most basic utilities, and cmd.exe for use as a shell.

So what say you, people? Rewrite Interface Manager in VB for DOS :P:P ?</joke>

Actually, I think it might be easier than I thought before; because all it is, really, is an environment on which to run DOS programs, you wouldn't even need to write an API, would you, because everything ther is either a DOS program, or part of the shell.

Lor, I wish I could do C properly, I'd love to have a go at that!

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:04 am 
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It's called Windows Server Core.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:41 am 
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sounds cool, go for it. :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:37 am 
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QuiescentWonder wrote:
It's called Windows Server Core.


How big are its Disk and RAM footprints?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:57 pm 
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Well, as for running DOS programs you'd be out of luck. I was just responding to your "strip down Windows to the point where it contains nothing but the kernel, the most basic utilities, and cmd.exe for use as a shell" post.

You can remove crap after you install, which brings the footprint down to around 800MB HDD space and less than 512MB RAM. You could probably just use nLite to strip everything out of Windows 2000 and use cmd.exe as a shell and it would be better.


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