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Embrance



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Embrance
I like DOS more than any other OS.Anyway,maybe its not a must to learn hoe to program with it,but if you do will learn much more on how something works,from within,from the core.
Post 23 Feb 2007, 21:07
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rugxulo



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The new Intel Core architecture (P3-based?) is supposed to be much lower power consumption than the Pentium line (e.g. my P4). However, the P4 still works, so am I supposed to throw it away? My 486 still works too, so I'd rather not toss that out either.

Also, you have to admit: lots of programs require fancy hardware for no good reason at all! Why does everything new always throw out everything old??
Post 23 Feb 2007, 22:00
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pelaillo
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Why does everything new always throw out everything old??

Money and more money!
Post 24 Feb 2007, 15:28
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yumka



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Because we live in an economical system that depends on that to have jobs and social wellfare.

Demanding new things, open jobs and factories, more technicians, and so on. You could stay like in caverns if you like, but if the world think like you almost all of us will be unemployed or dead.

Man spirit damands new things, we want more and more everyday.

Money certanly is very important but not the main cause in my opion.
Post 25 Feb 2007, 00:47
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yumka



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Moreover why use a so advanced 16 bit OS, with your way of thinking is a waste. You could work with a 8 bit OS insted. Or maybe 4.
Post 25 Feb 2007, 00:49
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DOS386



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use a so advanced 16 bit OS, with your way of thinking is a waste. You could work with a 8 bit OS insted. Or maybe 4.


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Post 25 Feb 2007, 01:39
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yumka



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I have seen that definition and it is great. Very Happy

I think you are right if you want to get best relation cost/benefit.
For tasks where DOS is well suited it's nice to use it. Also any other small embeded OS alternatives.

But for most task is better to go with mainstream. And just for a few the greatest, fastest, hightech and very expensive is the best option.

The best relation cost/benefit is in the mid-range.
High-end hw/sw is very expensive.

That's why many are working on R&D to the high-end segment, is where big money is.

Also tech companies are playing with all of us, cause they sell obsolet technology and reserve his latest discoveries for the future. They get money for the obsolet technology and gets more money for the replacement of it. Customer pressure must be done to reduce that life cycles.

For example refuse to buy new machines until performance really justify it.
Post 25 Feb 2007, 02:23
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rugxulo



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yumka, OSes shouldn't require so many resources, and they shouldn't cost an arm and a leg either. Also, I personally don't believe that you have to use every SSE3 opcode to write a decent OS. (I still think a 486 could in theory be a decent machine, even today.) Why is the mouse required for every app these days? Why is buying new hardware (faster processor, more memory) the solution to bad coding? Aren't coders supposed to know what they're doing? Why is it that newer OSes don't use less resources than before?? Let's not blame C and C++. I blame people who just don't care anymore just because they decided that "old" PCs (e.g. WinME, 800Mhz Intel Celeron), whether working and decent or not, are crap and useless. (Give ... me ... a ... break.)

Windows Vista
eComStation
SkyOS
Ubuntu
FreeDOS
Minix 3.1.2 (or old Minix 2.0.4, including DOS-Minix)
OctaOS
MenuetOS
DexOS

And, if you really want to be worldly, check out OS News. Face it, there are lots of options. Very Happy
Post 25 Feb 2007, 23:42
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