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Re: [SLUG] Copying M$ floppies
- To: Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Copying M$ floppies
- From: Michael <michaelf@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat May 26 09:51:02 2001
- Cc: Mail List - SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Peter Hardy <peterhardy@xxxxxxxxxx>
A little off topic, but oh well.. oh OS/2 was good. I still got my copy
with box and all. But its not the 2.1 version, as I got rid of those a
long time ago. I do remember it being quite alot of disks. I have my Os/2
Warp Connect CD set with manuals in my cupboard. I am sure most kids in
school today wouldn't even know what it is :)
On Fri, 25 May 2001, Jobst Schmalenbach wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 04:17:08PM +1000, Peter Hardy (peterhardy@xxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 03:43:57PM +1000, Andrew Bennetts wrote:
> > > On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 11:11:59AM +1000, Peter Hardy wrote:
> > Yes, cramming a little more space onto a floppy would have been great. But,
> > well, Microsoft didn't tell anybody else how to do it. I don't see why
> > Microsoft's install media should be the only benefit of the technology.
> > My Year 11 qbasic assignment stretched to just over 1 floppy, and for this
> > reason, I now officially hate Microsoft.
> ARJ, Pkzip and some others are able to split (so does Winzip).
> BTW, I know that a lot of companies used this.... and still do.
> When OS/2 was around I used it instead of Windows, all the IBM disks in
> those days came formatted as 1.7MB, I was very happy with that because
> OS/2 in those days had far more apps by default than windows had.
> ( I faintly remember it came with > 30 floppies).
> Microsoft message: Abort, retry, try again, try once more, confirm one more attempt, PANIC!!!!!
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