Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Why this Linux user is now using Windows 3.1

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft
Humor

This is the story of how a Linux user...switched to Windows 3.1. At least in part.

You read that right. Windows 3.1. Yes. That Windows 3.1. The 16-bit one that came out in 1992...over 20 years ago. Many of you will replay, "WHY?!?! Are you INSANE?!?!" And that would be a perfectly valid and warranted reply, punctuation and all.

To answer that, allow me to back up for a moment.

Some months back I wrote a two-part series of articles that started off as a musing along the lines of "Why do we need to upgrade our technology so often?" That morphed into "Bryan tries to live in DOS. Full time." Those articles were quite silly, but, in the end, I found that properly utilizing DOS, within an emulated environment, provided some unique and interesting benefits.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Running apps in the cloud more than twice as expensive as mainframes

Steven Dickens, Linux go-to-market manager and platform economics lead at IBM, reckons that embracing mainframe to run your applications (more specifically the System z series) can help you save up to 60% compared to the cloud and nearly a third against on-premise standard x86 servers (probably why they got sold theirs to Lenovo then). Read more Also: Linux job market booms even as the server market disappears

Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 today. I already described many of the new features in the beta blog post. Since then, we fixed many bugs, including a whole lot of debugger integration issues, and generally polished Qt Creator for release. You find the more complete change log at code.qt.io. Read more

Allwinner: "We Are Taking Initiative Actions Internally"

Allwinner has been taking a lot of heat lately for violating open-source licenses with their Linux binary blob components. They then got caught obfuscating their code to try to hide their usage of open-source code, shifted around their licenses, and has continued jerking around the open-source community. Read more

Alcatel-Lucent Brings Hardware and Software VXLAN to OmniSwitch 6900-Q32

As part of the OmniSwitch 6900-Q32 release, there is also a new firmware update across the OmniSwitch portfolio with the Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS) 7.3.4 update. AOS has been based on Linux since 2010 and the AOS 7 update. Read more