locked Re: This is the moderator speaking: Question Regarding Eloquence for NVDA from Code Factory

Patrick Le Baudour

I doubt it, windows 3.1 was monotask and 16-bits based.
It would be quite a stretch to make it work. And it sure wouldn't work with ms-dos and norton commander.
Damn, i'm getting nostalgic about those too now... but last time i used a 386, i still had sight and was only using it as a sandbox for toying with assembly language, and maybe playing lemmings or the incredible machine from time to time...
Still using it as a main device nowadays would be kind of like being an amish of computers.... :-)

As for the general discussion, it depends on what you do with your computer, but basically if you jump on every new version (especially major updates), you'll get all the bugs, but if you wait for too long, there are security risks, less support, and new programs are less likely to be compatible. Given the advancement of what computers can do, it may imply missing very useful stuff for us.

And some hardware problem can force you to buy a new computer that would force the adaptation...

-- Patrick

Le 19/04/2016 03:33, Rosemarie Chavarria a écrit :
I'm wondering the same thing.

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you mean it runs on windows 3.1?
oh my
how good does it run?

On 4/18/2016 4:11 PM, Carlos wrote:

Hello Again:

A description of my PC:

*Packard Bell Legend V

*386SX 16MHz Processor

*125 Megabyte Hard Disk

*EGA Video Card

*14 Inch Monitor

*Sound Blaster I Sound Card

*101 PS/2 Keyboard/Logitech Three Button Mouse w/Rubber Ball on Bottom

*Windows 3.11/MS DOS 6.22

*Norton Commander 5, Microsoft Office Professional

*NVDA 5.x

Long live the 90's!!!


On 4/18/2016 3:27 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

Rosemarie Chavarria wrote, in regard to a friend of hers who insisted on staying with WinXP, "I asked him why and his answer was that it was simpler to work with."

And I can't count the times I've heard this, about way more than Windows, and thought, "No, it's not easier to work with - it's what you're used to." Win XP was an OS I loved and Microsoft has the annoying habit of alternating "good" and "bad" versions of Windows. The number of things that require manual intervention from the user in XP is huge compared to later versions, particularly Windows 7 forward. And, when it comes down to it, even in the "ugly" versions of Windows the similarities to their predecessors is at least as strong as the differences, but the differences are where people are required to learn something new.

David Moore's comments regarding those who live to be 100, or near it, really resonate with me. My grandmother died in the 1990s and was in her 90s at the time. When I think about what technology was at her birth and the amount of change she and her age cohort had to go through I am amazed. I don't know if I could be as flexible as they were. While the pace of change has picked up, particularly in the cyber world, the majority of changes I've lived through (I'm just short of 54 years old) feel to me much more like refinements on very familiar themes rather than complete divergences from what came before. That was not true for my grandparents at all, and my parents experienced more revolutionary changes than I have, too. I think my only two revolutions were the introduction of the personal computer and the ascendance of the internet.


Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@gmail.com <mailto:gmjc341961@gmail.com>

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