PDP11GUI v1.46

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Mon May 4 21:20:32 CDT 2015

No, I am grateful to Jörg for his work and his willingness to share it with
us.  But I actually bought (cheap used) box to run Win7, for those rare
occasions when I want/need to run something that only runs on Windows.
It's always been a pain, especially since every time I fire it up it wants
to spend a half-hour or more fixing things they didn't code right the first
time. WinXP was pretty much the pinnacle of Windows development IMHO, and
it's been a fast toboggan ride into the sewer ever since.

But I'd forgotten about Wine - I usually run Mac OS X these days unless I'm
running something 'interesting'.  (I've been playing with Plan 9 again
lately, and of course VMS.)  Maybe that Win7 machine will get converted to
some Linux flavor….  -- Ian

On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM, Steven M Jones <classiccmp at crash.com> wrote:

> On 05/03/2015 07:44 PM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > All true. However, in which way is Windows on a virtual machine any
> different than on a physical machine? It's just as much windows in either
> case.
> On the one hand, that's kind of my point - it should work just as well.
> On the other, perhaps limiting the "contagion" to a VM, or not having to
> add a machine to run it, is a win. Or gets people to focus on the fact
> that Joerg shared something nice, even if it requires something that isn't.
> It's probably all just reflexive whinging about MSFT, and I shouldn't
> have bothered wasting everybody's bandwidth on a response. Let alone two.
> Oh well.
> --S.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>

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