Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Mar 2008 23:03 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
Windows "I have a confession to make, I used Windows Millennium Edition and I liked it. That doesn't stop me making fun of it however. At a time where there was still a separation between consumer and enterprise operating systems, Windows ME was at the top of its class. What a lot of people forget or don't even recognize to begin with is that Windows ME is actually a rather innovative and forward-looking operating system. Instead, almost everyone focuses on its reliability problems which can be largely attributed to the flaky and inherently unstable Win9x kernel."
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RE[2]: I'll admit I was a ME fan
by astroraptor on Thu 20th Mar 2008 02:45 UTC in reply to "RE: I'll admit I was a ME fan"
astroraptor
Member since:
2005-07-22

Actually, ME did run ontop of DOS. There were just programming measures that disallowed one to boot to DOS. It's possible to hack said measures and boot to pure MS-DOS 8.0. It didn't emulate DOS.

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Havin_it Member since:
2006-03-10

This sounds interesting. My gf is still using Win ME right now, and as honorary sysadmin for this disaster I'm always looking for ways to make her (and my) life more bearable.

What are the benefits of accessing true DOS mode? and if there are some, where are these 'hacks' found at?

As I now don't dare perform the six-monthly reinstall of her OEM CD (due to eight years' worth of Windows Updates I can no longer access), I'm up for any tips that might help sustain the unhappy beast.

(For the record, I've tried advocating a move to a low-footprint Linux distro, but she won't have it.)

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Vlad Member since:
2006-03-23

Unless your girlfriend wants to use a DOS console and only have access to the first 1 MB of RAM, I seriously doubt she wants to run any version of real mode DOS.

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