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Vintage Application Repository What is this? The VAR tool helps Windows 9x and Windows 2000 computers to get software easier. When the client has been installed, installation of another software is as easy as navigating to the executable, executing the following in a DOS prompt, and dealing with the installer published by the software vendor. varm install Firefox Just like apt-get. I have just recently started the development of this tool, therefore bugs are everywhere. The code is hosted at GitHub: Repository of the repository For slightly more information, please visit the GitHub repository. It contains a README.md file. Please submit an Issue on the GitHub repository if you encounter any bugs or wish to suggest future features to VAR.
classicwin posted a topic in General Discussionhttps://www.youtube.com/user/danooct1 (NB: Not me, just a fan.) I just wanted to share something tech-related that's also very entertaining. I notice there's a lot of vintage-system enthusiasts on this board and thought you might want to check out this channel. I'm relatively young for a computer nostalgist, so until I saw this guy's videos, I had no idea that viruses used to be kind of an art form for malware writers to show off their skills. Some of those 8-bit graphics were pretty darn cool... if you can ignore the fact that your hard drive just got wiped. Not only that, but some of the programmers seemed to have had a defiantly warped and un-PC sense of humor about taboo subjects (the "abortion" virus, the "AIDS" virus, the "suicide" virus, etc.). At least one or two actually wish the user a Merry Christmas as their files are getting nuked -- there's a German virus that even plays a chiptune version of "O Christmas Tree" out the computer speakers, and displays a message about an evergreen Tannenbaum. Internet trolls, before there was Internet, lol. Anyway, this channel has some pretty cool stuff and you might want to check it out.