I suppose that many of you will be interested in looking at the most important operating systems of the past. Today it is possible even withour virtual machine. You can observe vintage operating systems right in your browser. ATARI ST MACOS 7 [ver II] MACOS 8 AMIGA OS WINDOWS 98 BONUS PART CHIPTUNE.COM chiptune tracker music site heavily inspired by Amiga OS Workbench v1.
Finally, I’ve managed to finish my retro DOS/Windows 98 build machine based on powerul Athlon. By finish i mean assemble parts on the table without any case. Why no case? Answer is simple: i’m lazy. And it is more convenient to me to keep it as open testbed for weirdo experiments of my own. Collecting items took almost four months to accomplish this project. Puter consists of multitude parts, which were acquired around the globe.
In one of the first posts I’ve promised to do a quick overview of this awesome laptop. So here it is! FRONT VIEW I/O SYSTEM KEYBOARD UPCLOSE SIDE PORTS CLOSED LID COMPAQ LOGO I like the overall aesthetics and design of the casing. Computer easily handles any DOS software. Keyboard is nice too, like tactile feel of it. My copy has a wobbly keyboard on the left side, but this due to it’s age of course.
Some really quick software lists with information on which version of application is a last one to run on Windows 98/2000/XP/7. Windows 98SE Gold Windows 98SE KeX Windows 2000 SP4 Windows XP SP3 As for Windows 7 SP2 ESU i maintain my personal list of trusted’n’latest software . Coz Seven is my daily driver system. So Windws 7 list will be constantly updated! Don’t forget about my dedicated WINDOWS 98/2000/XP/7 support page Imagery by spacedrone808
UPDATED: 2021-10-05 Some good old-school sites regarding ‘puters and technology. I will update this post when stumble upon something very cool. Razorback95 ► cool guy doing retro stuff DXZeff ► small vintage computer forum, also guy has pretty neat YT channel Retro revival blog ► excellent selection of vintage software Vogons forum ► the most important place for old school gamers Old-games.ru portal ► very vibrant old games Russian community
Quick breakdown of the most powerful AMD-based cards for legacy operating systems. X850XT PE ►WINDOWS 98 [official drivers / Omega drivers ] HD 3870 X 2 ►WINDOWS 2000 [official drivers plus some INF tinkering, will review that one later on] HD 5970 ►WINDOWS 2000 [Blackwingcat hacks ] R9 270X ►WINDOWS XP [official drivers ] 6900XT ►WINDOWS 7 [official drivers ] ◄ currently rocking on that one under Windows 7 wing.
Just a list of items i’m currently seeking for my Windows DOS/98 SE project. It will be primarily focused on simultaneous AGP and ISA availability. Build is almost complete: ETA time -> 1-2 month! CPU: AMD Athlon Barton 3200+ 2. Mobo: Epox EP-8KTA3 or Abit KT7A [motherboard should have AGP and ISA buses] 3. RAM: PC133, 3 x 128Mb 4. Video card: ATI Radeon X850XT PE / X850XT / 9800XT or 3DFX Voodoo 5500
Just want to make a super quick note on neat browsers for legacy operating systems. There is not so much choice for such vintage OS these days. There are two of last Mohicans. K-Meleon & MyPal. K-Meleon is way more lightweight and will be good for slow puters. There is even a Windows 98 version. While MyPal will bring up more modern web compatibility, but of course it is tad slower than K-Meleon.
Maintenance area for classic Windows 2000/XP/7. Even Windows 98 SE. Cool, huh? █ SERVICE PACKS Windows 7 SP2+ ESU by Simplix ► Russian site, but English version Windows XP SP4+ by Zone94 Windows 2000 Updates Catalog by Tomasz86 Windows 2000 SP5 by Gurgelmeyer Windows 98 SE SP3 by Problemchyld █ SYSTEM DRIVERS DirectX 9 June 2010 ► old school multimedia API, which sometimes is not present in modern OS distributions