[ct-user] Upgrade computer strategy
jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Tue Aug 5 16:05:02 EDT 2003
> Time to start upgrading my motley crew of 486s - they are too old and
> the hardware unreliable now.
Welcome to the 21st century!
> What should I - put Windows 98 on it so I can boot as DOS, something
> more modern and setup dual boot (however that done), or just say the
> hell with it and run CTWin (and any issues with networking with DOS CT
If can live without DVP support for now, then install Windows XP and run
CTWIN. Otherwise, Windows 98SE would be a good choice, and you don't
need to install DOS. Windows XP has been rock-solid for me both in the
home office and the shack. Microsoft is pretty much ending support for
all non-XP platforms in the coming year or two - this means no bug
fixes, no security patches. While I'm no fan of making Bill Gates rich
(http://money.cnn.com/2003/08/05/news/companies/gates.reut/), I do
believe in using the most current/stable technology available.
I don't know how well CTWIN and CT (DOS) talk to each other, maybe
someone else on the reflector who has experience in this regard can comment.
73 - Jim AD1C
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