OT re top-posting. was Re: Firefox and NoScript??
wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 05:04:40 UTC 2012
On 12/15/2012 11:12 PM, Ryan Gauger wrote:
> On 12/15/2012 10:06 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 12/15/2012 10:41 AM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 7:26 AM, Ryan Gauger <rtgkid at outlook.com> wrote:
>>>> How do you turn HTML off in Windows 8?
>>> You may have to ask in a Windows list.
>> ...or use the OS that this list is concerned with. I haven't
>> owned/used a copy of Windows since 3.1. I manage quite nicely. It's a
>> thought. :) Ric
> I've managed to get my hands on a copy of Windows 3.1 - and I liked the
> game of solitaire! Best thing since Aisleriot on Ubuntu! :)
You should have seen it running under Wabi! You were running not just a
virtual instance of Win3.1, it ran using the underlying TCP/IP stack of
linux as well. So you had FULL access to Linux services with win3.1
running in a shell. And it ran a LOT faster than it did on DOS. I'd be
in my Linux desktop and would launch Win3.1, with the Tada! sound and
everything. Way too cool.
Then Wabi got bought up and disappeared just before the version to run
Win95 could come out. I do know, from friends in low places, that it was
almost released and that a demo version of it was shown and that it
worked just fine. Imagine that ...had it reached market! Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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