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Old January 6th, 2007, 10:53 PM
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What games could you play on that thing anyway?
Starcraft
Fallout 2
Diablo
War2
if i upgrade the video card im sure i can play counter strike

wonder if descent is 16bit, that was a mad game
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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:15 AM
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Forget trying VISTA on the "BEAST" - don't waste your money, take the money you would spend for VISTA and do some upgrading.

Vista Home Basic Edition:

1 GHz processor
1GB memory
40GB hard drive with at leaset 15GB free space
128mb graphics memory (minimum)
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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:35 AM
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no no, i want to run decent on alienware
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Old January 8th, 2007, 11:50 AM
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The only 16 bit app I still run is the original version of Doom lol

I'll miss it, but I'm sure I can survive
Doom is DOS, which means you can use DOSBox to run it (as DOSBox is 32 bit). The only software you have to worry about is 16-bit Windows software. Hopefully, someone will come out with a DOSBox-like 16 bit Windows emulator by then (or if someone ports WINE to Windows), otherwise dual boot will be required.

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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:55 PM
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I'll just have a XP virtual machine.
I really hate dual boot, I lost so much data last year setting up my vista beta, suse & XP boot system. I'm going to put up with the slight performance loss and do it the easy way
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Old January 8th, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Wouldn't you be better off running a Win95 virtual machine?
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Old January 8th, 2007, 08:42 PM
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Narr not a huge fan of 95, I might be tempted with a 98se virtual machine though.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 09:55 PM
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What is a virtual machine?
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Old January 8th, 2007, 10:36 PM
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im guessing kinda like emulating a computer running X operating system
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Old January 8th, 2007, 11:42 PM
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a virtual machine is a computer running inside of another computer of a sort. you have you computer that is say, xp, and you build another machine inside of the xp (Linux or something).
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