Right. And if
you ran MS Works 2.0 for DOS on an XT, which was
what had to be done for a while with me, it would
show characters maybe a
second after they are type, especially on a Leading Edge Model D, which
first priority to replace among the 8 XTs that
were slowly being phased
Have you forgotten to turn on the turbo
function? Some clones
defaults to 4.77mhz instead of 8mhz especially if it has no turbo
switch and have faster cpu in it.
I've used MSW on XT's (even a PC), and I
don't remember its being all that
slow. What were you doing? Editing War & Peace?
MS-DOS edit or Windows Write works very much
faster. (Don't get me wrong
> I love the Leading Edge Model D, it's just so damn slow)
It pauses a bit on first key press when starting off right
after startup. If you're working from floppy, that is expected to
have lot of pauses but very little if any if working from HD. I'm
heavy user and know more of works than most s/w I've is works 2.0 for
my primary WP work banging away reams of college paper as late as
couple of years ago on that Luddite and on former 486, and I still
have that s/w sitting on my P5's HD! It's cool to fit whole thing on
one 1.44 floppy.
This works 2.0 is best example of user interface without interrupting
your train of thought and look as you go...And no playing games of
guessing buried in GUI menus, waiting for fancy features to load in
on demand. And keep that hands on that keyboard is BIG plus
especially without fuction keys and mouse. And another good example
was News Xpress had same user interface but the next version totally
lost it, using windows crap. :( That is one another big reason I'm
looking at linux ongoing basis. Right now I do not wish to break
off win95 yet as I have not yet explored all the linux and it's s/w.
Right now, thinking what is best way to intergate the linux into my
main P5 using lilo and whole 1GB hd as home for linux in my 3hd/cdrom
configuration. Oh about the works, one thing for certain, M/S did
not begat this original works code.
I've the lotus smartsuite 96 now, not used yet because I'm out
of college for various reasons. Ugh, what a bloatware! 150+mb full
No problem to pass on suggestions on choice of linux like Slackware
Walunt, or such that was put together properly but not so pricey as
Red Hat and it's imcompatiable installer format.
I think they're pretty quick (faster than the IBM
Leading edge pc's are pretty well built despite it's looks and even
late case models, that ones that is 5" tall desktop we're able to
upgrade them with standard 486 and pentiums in them.