Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 18:39 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing the first week of August. For enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits, they will have full access to Windows 8 bits as early as August. Additionally, she noted that RTM is when we’ll be turning on the commerce platform so that developers can start earning money for their apps. [...] Tami went on to say that Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October! This means that new Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs will be available to buy and upgrades will be available starting in October. She also mentioned that that Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide."
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RE[5]: Imagine
by moondevil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 05:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Imagine"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

I almost bought one!


The first PC I bought, the choice was between a PS/2 286 with OS/2 v1.0 or a 386 SX PC clone with the double of hard disk size running DR-DOS.

Since the 386 was way cheaper than the IBM one, while giving me the opportunity to play with all the 386 cool features, that was the one I took home.

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RE[6]: Imagine
by MOS6510 on Wed 11th Jul 2012 10:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Imagine"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I remember reading an article where they dished the 386. The 286 was better price/performace and it would be improved well far in to the 90's.

For DOS stuff a 286 is, for most things, quite enough.

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RE[7]: Imagine
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 06:44 in reply to "RE[6]: Imagine"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

For DOS stuff a 286 is, for most things, quite enough.

Nah, DOS stuff worth revisiting is mostly about games (why would you torture yourself with some DOS applications from the day?). Only, those from 286 era are usually not worth anything (PC was bad platform for games at that point; why did people even bother...) - while the later gems really could do with 386 or 486 (or even Pentium, some of them)

Of course, it's usually better to just run them all under DOSbox anyway...

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