[vcf-midatlantic] Help needed: PS/2 or a clone

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 15:16:17 EDT 2016


486 is a good compromise. Best features to show off capabilities of Windows
3.11 and the last evolution of the classic proccesor design before the
Pentium architecture shift.


On Monday, March 28, 2016, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 2:36 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > 3.1 is 386 but really 486
> >>
> >
> > Correct.
> >
> > I'm just beginning to get comfortable -- well, tolerable -- of the
> concept
> > of having a 386 in the museum. :)  But a 486? No way ..... ask me in
> > another 10 years. :)
> >
>
>
> Windows 3.1 was 1993, by then you could get a Pentium, and certainlyin 1993
> 486 was the hot processor.  You really can't justify displaying a 1993
> Windows 3.1 system and be historically correct without a 1993 or 1994
> system, too.  Realistically the 486 was in its prime in 1993.
>
> I mean you could attempt to run an 80's 286 or early 1990's i386, but that
> would be more Windows 3.0 / DOS 5.0.
>
> Maybe as a compromise you should do a Windows 3.0 or Windows 2.0 (aka
> Windows 386) system.  Hold off on the Windows 3.1 if the 486 is too new.  I
> can understand that, but I don't think it's accurate to mix and match,
> you're either all in or I say hold off.
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