Re: part rant (implied) part request for help - Win95 to Win98 upgrades

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 11:44:18 -0500

> Ignoring anything other than technical issues and Microsoft's lame
> advice (see actual quote below), I need practical advice on what to
> consider as a realistic limit on the configuration and hardware of
> computers that will be upgraded from Windows95 to Windows98. Ignoring
> Microsoft's lower limit of a 486/66 with 24 MB of RAM, what do any of
> you think I should set as a lower limit for hardware?

Depending on the software that'll be on them (the more software, the 
slower the machine- we've all seen the PIII-500 with 128 megs ram that 
just *crawls*), you could get away with a P200/64 megs.  Maybe less?  P166?

> First, when you upgrade your computer to a new operating system, always
> save your important files to floppy disks. These files include your
> documents as well as Internet Explorer bookmarks, your address book, and
> e-mail messages. If you have files that are too large to fit on floppy
> disks, you can send those files to a friend or colleague via e-mail for
> safekeeping during the upgrade. "

...And people wonder *why* admins hate Microsoft.  Gee, maybe it's because 
you told people to SEND THEIR 50 MEG FILES THROUGH EMAIL because they 
wouldn't fit on floppies!


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