NOS in WIN3
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- Subject: NOS in WIN3
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 04 Jan 92 00:37:55 HST
I have also been running NOS in WIN3 on my 386-40 machine
(4 megs RAM, 100 meg HD, Speedstar SVGA at 800x600x32k)
part-time, and NOS does fine in background, and as a window.
I use a 2 meg disk cache on this machine which makes for FAST disk access indeed
I use it mainly for SLIP linking to the kj9u.ampr.org 24-hour packet node.
That way if I want to modify files on the 24-hour machine, I don't have
to bring it down for repairs. The SLIP link runs at 19.2 kbaud over the
COM ports with no trouble at all. At higher rates there is a problem,
there are lots of retries. Could be due to the 16450 UARTs in the 386-40,
which are VLSI chips that are not compatible with the 16550 DIP chip.
I guess that if I want higher throughput I'll have to buy another I/O card
or ethernet cards. (What I have now is entirely adequate, though.)
If anyone really wants to see the PIF file, etc, send me email.
It's pretty simple, though. I have only used Windows since late November!
John Shalamskas, KJ9U email@example.com