[ct-user] Upgrade computer strategy

Jim Reisert jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Tue Aug 5 16:05:02 EDT 2003

Hi Ted,

> 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 
> then?)

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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