On 12-01-19 18:02, E Sullens <=-
spoke to All about Your current version of W <=-
What version of Windows are you currently using and what version have
you updated to? It is totally okay and encouraged if you have more than one Windows OS (maybe on another tower or VM) ... what are their specs?
My computer is running Win7, with a virtual box to run WinXP
which I use primarily for reading the echos..
recently to do the upgrade to WIN10 but could not get my XP
transferred over to that version of virtual box. So, I am
sticking with Win7 in spite of the fact that MS is dropping
support for it.
August Abolins wrote to Dale Shipp <=-
If I had my druthers, and if I didn't have to rely on at least two key exclusive MS products, I'd move to a linux distro in a heartbeat.
I felt the same way, until I got Photoshop and Remote
Administrator working under WINE.
Remote Administrator from FAMATech (great remote admin tool,
BTW - it's made running my BBS remotely feel like it's under
I was worried about Microsoft Office, but I have an
Office365 license through work, and can access Office apps
in a web browser on Linux or Windows, and LibreOffice is a
wonderful cross-platform Office suite that does everything I
Another option is always to run a Windows virtual machine
under Linux - it's a nice way to make a step towards Linux
while still depending on Windows. There are even tools to do
P2V migrations (Physical to Virtual) that let you migrate
your Windows environment as-is into a VM.
August Abolins wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-
I did that sort of thing with OS/2 2.1 and OS2/2 Warp. I could learn
to use native OS/2 programs and switch to the Win environment for Win
only programs if necessary.
I *loved* OS/2 for being able to run old Windows 3.1 apps
and run virtual dos machines with real DOS. I ran OS/2 on my
desktop, ran the BBS under DOS, and used LANTastic, an old
peer-to-peer network, between the BBS and a DOS window using
MS-DOS (since LANTastic didn't make an OS/2 version...)
It wasn't a better Windows than Windows, but it was a much
better DOS than DOS.
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