Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Feb 2009 09:31 UTC, submitted by itomato
Mac OS X A few days ago, we concluded (yes, we did!) that it was cool to run Windows 3.1 on your Nokia N95 using Qemu. Of course, the Apple world couldn't stay behind, and now we have one of Apple's obsolete operating systems running on the iPhone: System 7, also using Qemu.
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UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Heh, I have an Apple IIe lying somewhere around the house. It was my first computer (not counting video game systems from Atari), although easily my most forgettable. I recall seeing green for a few seconds after looking at its screen long enough and then looking away (that can't be good...). My first PC (the '97 Gateway I previously mentioned, which as I said ran Win95 and later 98/SE) has many of my best memories of "older" OSes (specifically, Win9x and MS-DOS).

Ironically, that old Gateway is sitting on the floor in the other side of the room, and I still don't know for sure what to do with it since very little wants to run in 64 megs and what does run is either seriously outdated just doesn't run as well as I'd like... my only options for it (that I can think of) are:

1. Install Win98SE and set it to boot directly into MS-DOS (don't want to go through the trouble of finding Win98 binary drivers for the sound and video cards)
2. Install FreeDOS and use it pretty much as I would MS-DOS (put old games on it)
3. Install BeOS MAX Edition or wait for Haiku
4. Install Puppy Linux on it (doesn't run great, but it's better than nothing... and at least graphics and sound card driver are recognized)

Currently however, I just have it set up as a dual-boot of Win98SE (directly into MS-DOS mode) and BeOS MAX. I can't even get Absolute Linux installed on that thing without the installation CD giving me "out of memory" errors while attempting to boot from it...

Seriously though, as it is, I'm wondering if it's even worth holding on to that Gateway any more. It's virtually 100% useless these days. Same with the Apple IIe (I don't even know where that one even is).

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vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

It was my first computer (not counting video game systems from Atari), although easily my most forgettable.


In retrospect, I'm thinking I didn't have a very good teacher for that class, because he never spoke of the future or all the things computers might be good for eventually. All he did is teach us some basic programs which seemed pointless at the time. There was no discussion of hardware at all. Never mentioned Unix once I'm sure.

Now, I'm told, at my former high school they're teaching Linux, Cisco networking, etc.

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