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Postby TheDoctor » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:42 pm

It's really easy to write a program that causes W98SE problems. I have some own-written programs (in Visual Basic) running on my W98SE machine that all contain a similar routine, called when you select Quit from a main working screen, which closes the database and exits the progam. Well, you would have one, wouldn't you? Except that I've found the hard way that writing it straight, without checks, can leave you with a ghost version of the program running in background.

W98SE also creates its own problems by leaving memory management to the program rather than controlling it from the operating system, thus allowing progressive memory leaks. Adobe Exchnage, I've discovered, is a seriously bad offender here. Use that a few times and you quickly run out of memory.
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Postby jbennet » Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:54 pm

well im on windows 3.11 and nt 3.51 here yayayay IE 1.0!
(no really, i am)
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:56 pm

jbennet wrote:well im on windows 3.11 and nt 3.51 here yayayay IE 1.0!
(no really, i am)


Well., my condolences to you and your poor dependants.
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Postby nelz » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:30 pm

Hamsters only live 2-3 years. All Windows 3.1 compatible rodents are long dead. Current hamsters require WinXP - except for the really bloated ones that can run Vista ;-)
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Postby Rhakios » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:27 pm

I thought Vista required one of those cave trolls from LOTR to power it ;)
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Postby nelz » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:08 pm

You have an unhealthy obsession with 1sf (troll) and his ilk ;-)
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Postby jbennet » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:18 am

my 3.11 box has mosaic web browser and last nite i found out that IE5 has a 16 bit version so i got that. Its awesome my 3.11 and my NT3.51 boxes all share thier networkiness

The 3.11 box has 8mb ram and a 486dx at 50 mhz (no heatsink or fan required)
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Postby jjmac » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:00 am

jbennet ...

Yes ... very good ... i wonder if you could get it to dual boot 'Damn Small Linux', or something similar :)


TheDoctor wrote:
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It's really easy to write a program that causes W98SE problems.
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rofl ...

In my OSR2, all i had to do was delete a pointer twice in cbuilder ... whole box would crash. Linux --- just a segv exit , such joy :)


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Postby Rhakios » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:26 pm

nelz wrote:You have an unhealthy obsession with 1sf (troll) and his ilk ;-)


I don't think I saw 1sf (troll) in LOTR, unless Golem was beating his brains out on a rock :)
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:07 pm

Rhakios wrote:
I don't think I saw 1sf (troll) in LOTR, unless Golem was beating his brains out on a rock :)

Just hold that thought......... :twisted:
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Postby jbennet » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:29 pm

well, 24mb ram and a 486 runs debian sarge have dont it
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Postby nelz » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:42 pm

Rhakios wrote:I don't think I saw 1sf (troll) in LOTR, unless Golem was beating his brains out on a rock :)


That was just wishful thinking :D
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Postby jjmac » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:45 am

jbennet wrote:
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well, 24mb ram and a 486 runs debian sarge have dont it
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good .. wondering on the setup you used. Did it include X and a wm ....


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Postby jbennet » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:12 am

it included WindowMaker (24mb is the minimum ram for xfree6) although i suppose icewm and co would work also

Gnome works on a 233 with 64mb, i know that (if uou cut down gnome it runs in about 48mb of ram when idle)
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Postby jjmac » Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:20 am

Yes i found that with my 64 Mb box. K&G both worked quite well, as long as they weren't being used (grin) :D


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