Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Nov 2008 16:12 UTC, submitted by Michael
Windows I collect manuals. I have so many of them, that I'm starting to wonder where on earth I'm supposed to put them all. Somewhere in the back of a closet, I keep all my manuals in three huge boxes, with manuals dating from the early '80s to just a few days ago when I bought a new mouse. However, none of them are as dear to my as my extensive, fully illustrated Dutch manuals for Windows 3.0, which accompanied my parents' first PC in 1990. An enormously detailed manual covering every aspect of Windows 3.0 - with special sleeves for the various floppy disks that held the Windows 3.0 operating system. I still have those original floppies, and they're still fully functional. Last week, the era of Windows 3.x finally came to an end when Microsoft ceased to give out licenses for the operating system.
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I know, I know, I am full of merda bovis. Then how does your (I might add rich if you could run any of those on contemporary systems) fanboy brain explain this?


The basic 386BSD system binaries (excluding X Windows) require at least 40 MBytes of free disk space in a free DOS partition. If you wish to load X Windows as well, you need at least 80 MBytes.

X for Linux:
The only major caveats with X Windows are the hardware and memory requirements. A 386 with 4 megabytes of RAM is capable of running X, but 8 megabytes or more of physical RAM are needed to use it comfortably.


Coherent 4.2: 15 Megabytes Available Hard-Disk Space, 12 Megabytes RAM, gcc
2.3.2 for development, Answer Software & Consulting or MWC

Linux 0.99: 12 Megabytes Available Hard-Disk Space, 8 Megabytes RAM, libc
4.4.4, Linux 0.99pl13 or higher, XFree86 2.0

BSD/386 1.0: 15 Megabytes Available Hard-Disk Space, 8 Megabytes RAM, X11R5

FreeBSD 1.0.2: 15 Megabytes Available Hard-Disk Space, 8 Megabytes RAM,
XFree86 2.0

NetBSD 0.9: 15 Megabytes Available Hard-Disk Space, 8 Megabytes RAM,
XFree86 2.0

Compare that to:

80386 or higher processor
8MB Hard disk drive space

or even better to Windows 95(By that time comfortable use of X in Linux is listed on 16MB):

Processor: 386 DX or higher
Memory: 4MB RAM
Drives: 35MB Hard disk drive space

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