Why use Win 9x on new PCs in 2013?
Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:34 AM
One reason could be that you have in effect, two operating systems in one. So if Windows falls over, you can revert to dos and sort things out.
Some like making a new machine bend to their will.
Then there is "Why not, after all its only a hobby?"
Then I could (seriously) say "Why bother with a thatched roof on your house when tiles are better?"
This post has been edited by G8YMW: 18 April 2013 - 07:38 AM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:40 PM
Hmmm.. so many reasons, but it can just about be summed up with these:
-Because we feel like it.
-Because for our purposes, newer versions of Windows have nothing whatsoever to offer us that we cannot do with 9x.
-Because we utterly reject the idea that a computer (or piece of software) needs to be updated every ten minutes or so.
-Because it annoys arrogant people who think we're crazy.
-Because people like this ^ say it can't be done.
And to quote a post I saw once on a different forum:
This post has been edited by LoneCrusader: 18 April 2013 - 03:55 PM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:00 AM
If you account for the bloat, and general poor user-interface of newer Windows versions, I can get things done easier and faster on Windows ME.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:20 AM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:57 AM
Short answer - - Try It!
edit - forgot to say... Good Morning, Mr. Grammar Policeman! (Bwahahah!)
This post has been edited by submix8c: 19 April 2013 - 07:59 AM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:46 AM
Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:16 PM
Never underestimate the power of legacy software or hardware.
You would be unpleasantly surprised at the amount of stuff, especially in the corporate world, that MUST be run under some older version of Windows, or even DOS, and can not be virtualized. More often than not, there is no newer version of the software or hardware to upgrade to, as the company that made it is long out of business, or it was an in-house project. If there is a newer version, it costs several hojillion dollars - so either shoehorn Windows 9x on a newer computer or head off to eBay.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:22 PM
Instead of spending several hojillion dollars on some new software, spend about US$ 50 on a couple of RLoew's patches, and Windows 9x will fit confortably in pretty new hardware, no shoehorning needed at all.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:24 PM
When people say it can't be done, I do it.
So, why using W9X in 2013? BECAUSE WE ARE FANATICS!!!
And more seriousely, in my case, I find W98SE much safer.