I notice that I can run Windows 98 SE on my old 486 DX2 66 with 32 megs of ram. Windows 98 SE supports more recent programs than Windows 3.1 does. Gem is nice, but it can't support windows apps and it isn't meant to. I'm not certain that I really want to try WordPerfect Suite 8 for Windows 95 on 98se. I don't think a 486 is fast enough to handle all the background processes that will be created.
That abandonware site doesn't have Wordperfect 6.1 for Windows sadly. The disks for that sitting on the shelf seem to have corrupted. Same story for Wordperfect 6.0 dos which I'm trying to use from a backup. I'm getting weird results. It'll say it can't find a macro that is clearly on the hard disk or it will ask for the product activation code. The problem with software from the end of the dos era is that CDs had barely caught on at that point and a lot of software was distributed on disks. Well, the problem with that is that disks go bad. For old word processors, printer support among other things can be a problem. The printers that are available change over time and nowadays, network printing is common. I wish there was an open source word processor which will run on 386s and 486s running freedos. It would be nice if it was compatible with say CUPS. I would like to be able to launch this word processor from gem. It would be ideal if this word processor saved in open document format, but that might be too much for a 386/486 era computer. Openoffice is nice, but you need a lot of computer to run it and you have an option of running it under either Windows XP/Vista/etcetera or Linux. There is abiword, but again same thing. I tried to install abiword to 98se and found that I couldn't. The abandonware site I mentioned before offers Wordperfect 5.1, but I never owned a copy so I'm leery of downloading it. I'll admit that I downloaded Warcraft I, but I don't think Blizzard particularly cares at this point. If freedos had a gui with a nice networking interface that understands Windows networking, I practically wouldn't need Windows 98SE anymore. I'd love a copy of Wordperfect 6.1 for Windows if anyone has an image of the install media that is good. I'd also love a copy of the installation media for Wordperfect 6.0 dos. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This SF.net email is sponsored by: High Quality Requirements in a Collaborative Environment. Download a free trial of Rational Requirements Composer Now! http://p.sf.net/sfu/www-ibm-com _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user