Still running Windows NT..?
Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:29 PM
Recently I had to set up an NT box for a client running legacy accounts software, and was shocked at the blistering performance. On throwaway Pentium III hardware Seamonkey was snappier than Firefox on my 1.5GHz Celeron running XP. Boot times, window management etc. all seemed instant.
Is anyone still running it, esp. on newer hardware? What are has been your experience?
Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:21 AM
I like keeping old OS's handy in case I get a call that starts with "I have this PC that's running *insert old OS here* that's giving us a problem..."
Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:37 AM
(or maybe 2 ) I have both a machine (JFYI working 24/7 since 2001 without ANY reinstall and with an average of three reboots per year - due to updates/servicing ) AND a VM with it for the same reasons TheReasonIFail explained.
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 23 November 2009 - 10:38 AM
Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:20 PM
I have installed windows nt 4.0 few days ago on my old k6-2 400mhz.
Unfortunally windows nt 4.0 only support flash player 7, MSN Messenger 5 (no photos, but you can use Miranda IM), Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2.x
I like this OS.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:43 PM
Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:58 AM
Both USB1.1 and 2.0 work fine on NT4 (just not OOB).
"Wireless" has never been any problem and it is a non-issue.
Since it is networking (from an OS point-of-view, there is no difference between wired and wireless network connection) hence NT4 always had support for "wireless".
But I know what you meant - that many manufacturers chose not to make NT4 drivers for their hardware, and that is a shame indeed (and may be a problem).
Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:23 PM
It's still got the original installation it had years ago, as I've NEVER needed to re-install it.
The machine was on 24/7 for a good couple of years and was only rebooted due to updates etc. but the machine has now been powered down due to a recent house move.