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Re: NFC Chat on darters
> I wonder if you buy win95 now if they would give you a discount on a
> further upgrade though?
Details on this are still sketchy, but the copies of 95 that are on
the shelves now don't offer a discount. Some new systems are
shipping with vouchers for a free upgrade to 98, but not all. The
retail version of 98 may offer some type of rebate for recent 95
> It will only update disks to fat32 that have sufficient space on them free
> for it to complete the operation (there may also be a minimum size limit
> too, not sure though). Win98 is also noticibly faster than win95. For
> most newer machines 130 megs is chicken feed anyway. 4 gig hard disks
> only cost like $200 these days.
Less than that, even! $179 at CompUSA :-) 7 gigs costs about $259,
what a deal!
> If you have an older
> machine you'd
> probably need a new disk controller card too for ~$30.
Not a problem with his 486. Ultra DMA HD's will work with a standard
IDE controller. But yes, he may need a BIOS upgrade (possibly
free if you have a flash BIOS) for LBA support. But there are ways
BTW, nobody should feel bad about owning an "ancient" 486. I used a
Z80 based machine for 10 years! Anybody remember CP/M ? With 64K of
memory and dual 92K floppies, my Osborne 1 was the showstopper of
its day! There is still a loyal group of diehards dedicated
to "classic" computing.
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