[ct-user] CT and time
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 12:24:40 -0500
Maybe I missed something but if you set the time on your computer to UCT (Z)
then why doesn't CT just pick it up. I also have left the time alone on
the PC and set CT to UCT. I did have to get RFI out of the battery
replacer/charger but that is all.
I have an old Acer notebook computer 386SL20 where I run CT 8.3something. I
set it to UCT and have never had a problem. I don't try to interface with
my gear as its too old or too complicated.
Is this something involved with DOS versus W95/98? Microsoft (a SVP)
employee again told me that MS intends to make it hard to run DOS programs
on their platforms. First he said that DOS 7 on current windows is just a
launch platform for Windows and is missing many of the commands (try to find
Dosshell for example) in DOS 6+. Second, he said that MS cannot support all
versions of their old OS. He said DOD requires 5 year support (GSA
requirement) so W3.1 and 3.11(workgroups), W95, DOS 6, and DOS 7 are the
only ones supported now and in 2 years W3.1 and DOS 6 (early versions) will
roll off. He did say that NT has much more DOS support (at least right
now). I told about our networking problems at many of the multi op
stations. He said why don't they go to NT and get rid of the old (obsolete)
problems. I said this could be very expensive. He countered that older
PC's (at least 386's with 2 to 4MB) can still be NT terminals. Of course
he cannot spell LINUX either.
Not my words...words from microsoft...
73 Dave K4JRB
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