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16 Bit Legacy Support
Posted 11 October 2005 - 11:06 PM
The defaults for most of the settings for HFSLIP appear to be pretty much along how I was running my last NLITE disks, except I kept 16 bit support - as I couldn't find _anywhere_ whether or not Cygwin needed it or not. That and I kept the games Good ole Minesweeper & Freecell hehe.
Maybe someone can tell me if they require IE? or are pretty much standalone. They aren't the best but sentimental and for their size I don't see a reason to nix them, and I still get distracted by em now n then.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 01:30 AM
Just tried Freecell for you on a system without IE - works!
Sorry couldn't find Minesweeper at the moment and now it's re-installing again
Cygwin is not a native Windows component? I'm not sure but you can need it for some programs ported from Linux and you just can place it in system32 during installation (use HFEXPERT folders).
Posted 12 October 2005 - 03:44 PM
Aside from command prompt, used it for sometimes quick editing w/ Pico/Nano, and compiling a "Mud" project, various commandLine archiving - .tar.bz2 can't be beat for compressing mainly text.
Edited by Crash&Burn, 12 October 2005 - 03:45 PM.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 05:35 PM
Even if you don't install the rest of the package, it is still useful, because Linux ports like some mkisofs.exe use it.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 05:39 PM
Posted 12 October 2005 - 08:13 PM
no, it won't matter. if they were save on FAT16, FAT32, NTFS 4, NTFS 5, whatever... the files will keep their names unless you have a duplicate name that goes past 8 letters, then it will preserve the ~1 convention. in any case, when you're in windows, the naming will be transparent to you. no harm is done to files when removing the 16bit support.
regarding 16 bit support then. If you have a few partitions with files on them, that were created when 16bit support was enabled. Will removing 16bit support have any consequences?