Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> John Allain wrote:
>>> I don't think it's a case of minimum requirements, but more of
>>> a case of "minimum requirements".
>> This sentence reads to me as absurdly obtuse, Absurdly Obtuse.
> I didn't think anyone remembered that one. 8-)
>> Care to try a second phrasing for us dense people?
> What I meant was that is it wasn't actually a minimum requirement. It
> was a bullshit requirement to cater to some marketroid's subjective
> impression of what "acceptably fast" means.
> Peace... Sridhar
Perhaps, but I tried running Voice Type on a 486DX33 and it didn't work at
all, so for VT I think even a Pentium 75 was probably just barely usable.
The Warp4 box says 486DX33 minimum for installation, and like I said it was
RAM for both Warp3 and Warp4 that made it usable, and was one of the major
reasons for its demise since RAM was always at a premium in those days.
OS/2's memory requirements were always at the high end of what was standard
back then. And the more the better it ran. Now I have 2 GB and rarely get
even close to using it all, and then only when I run XP from a VirtualPC
under OS/2. So maybe it would install on a 386, but if its not really
usable what is the point?
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