upgrade 8.04 -> 9.04+kde3: how?
dave at thefletchers.net
Sun Jun 14 19:47:58 BST 2009
On Sunday 14 Jun 2009, Muzer wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:
> >> I would be willing to bet that baring unforeseen catastrophes KDE 3.x
> >> will still run twenty years from now. I have one old laptop that still
> >> has DOS 6.2/Windows 3.1 and works just great. My old TRS80, TI-99-4A
> >> and
> >> CoCo still work also.
> > You won't be able to run KDE 3.X 20 years from now on the new machines
> > available then. Bet you won't have much luck installing DOS6.2/Win3.1
> > on new machine now ...
> While I agree with your statement about KDE 3.X not running 20 years
> from now, most modern systems will take DOS/Win3.1 fine. The processor
> of today is still binary compatible, the graphics card of today still
> supports the same graphics mode as was the standard then, and the floppy
> drive controller has not changed (other than with some BIOSes the
> removal of support for 2 drives).
One of these days, I must try installing one of my 5.25 inch floppy drives
again. Last time I tried this, it worked just fine, and I still have a small
personal supply of disks.
Given that hardly anybody else will now have the capability to read these, it
should be a relatively secure method of storing small quantities of data,
especially if I use TrueCrypt on it.
PS Whilst we're talking about past times, yesterday I was very happy to donate
my first computer, an Acorn System One, to the Museum of Computing in
Swindon :-) complete with the post marked shipping box from Cambridge (UK not
MA), 12th October 1979.
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