From: David O'Callaghan (ocalladw at domain tcd.ie)
Date: Tue 28 Aug 2001 - 09:38:08 IST
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 08:47:15AM +0100, jac1 wrote:
> >*Three* major flaws:
> >3) They're prone to dropping dead when, um, nobody expects them.
> >So, why not buy the bits (scan, pcdirect, whatever), assemble and
> >*personally guarantee* the resulting systems for 12 months. Install Linux
> >running WINE, and whose to know? The real saver is on paying the M$ tax.
> You still need licences to run any M$ software be they on Windows or WINE.
> WINE just provides it's own versions of the gdi32, user32, kernel32, etc that
> will allow a windows program run on windows.
Yes, but if you only want to run some educational programs, then you
only need licences for each program. You would have no need to run any
Microsoft software (unless the educational program in question was
> I'm not too sure if it will run
> old 16-bit MS programs as these tend to do things that modern 32-bit OSes
> won't allow. If these computers have some version of windows pre-installed,
> or come with windows installation disks, why not check out vmware or bochs or
Then you *do* need a Microsoft Windows licence. disks != licence.
Also, I think Wine can do a fair bit of 16bit emulation stuff. Maybe.
Or dosemu could be used, as mentioned previously.
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