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IBM Portable PC



Joined: 23 Dec 2007
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm planning to install GEM on my XT next week, is anyone else here running GEM on an XT?

What are we running; MSDOS, PCDOS, DRDOS, FREE-DOS, DESQVIEW?
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386er



Joined: 27 Jan 2007
Posts: 274
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

i run dos and windows, i have tried linux and DR-DOS, the aint bad, but i wana stick to the original classic.
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Unknown_K



Joined: 22 Apr 2007
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Location: Ohio/USA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Find Xenix (or did it need a 286)?
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IBM Portable PC



Joined: 23 Dec 2007
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

OpenGEM 5 looks good !

http://gem.shaneland.co.uk/index.html

OS/2 Ver 2 was a possibility however it requires at least 4 MEG's of RAM and does not allow direct floppy disk access (as you would expect) which my Central Point Software Copy Option Board requires.
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T-R-A



Joined: 02 Oct 2004
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Location: Western NC

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

FWIW:

I had GEOS (NDO 2.5) on the old XT (with Win3.0) years ago. While Win 3.0 was pretty slow, GEOS was kinda snappy for a GUI...
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IBM Portable PC



Joined: 23 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have not run GEOS since I have the original Nokia Communicator phone about 12 years ago, however I just took a look at http://www.breadbox.com/ and was amazed!

I can run this on my XT (with 80386 InboarD) and will probably try it next week.
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ryan



Joined: 19 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Unknown_K wrote:
Find Xenix (or did it need a 286)?


Actually Xenix was microshafts attempt from 1979 and it grew to be the most widespread unix like OS, at least in the 80's when it lost interest in Xenix.

So there are versions for virtually every system from the Altos 8086 machines in early 82 to geniune IBM pcs, 386 systems, Tandy 6k's and more.

Sadly I'm not sure where you would find the version that specifically would run. Perhaps a little googling and you would find a decent install.

Good Luck
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