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Anonymous
September 9, 2004 6:40:13 PM

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topic *WAS* "{OT} what to do with an old 486"

just out of being nosey, any links to software (games, apps, utils, not just
linux distros) that'll work on machines less than a pentium (80486 or
older)?

seems i'm not the only one interested ? after all, if they still boot up,
they've got to be good for something other than a doorstop ?

i think henk's got some links, anyone else ?


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Anonymous
September 10, 2004 8:31:24 PM

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On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 14:40:13 -0600, *ProteanThread* wrote:

> just out of being nosey, any links to software (games, apps, utils, not just
> linux distros) that'll work on machines less than a pentium (80486 or
> older)?

There are lots of sources for this kind of Software. Some big archives
like Simtel, Garbo, SAC still have their DOS/Win3x sections online. And
there are a few dedicated sites, too. A good starting point is:

http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ak621/DOS/Websites.html

Better than poking around in this seemingly endless source of wealth I
would advice you to define a (couple of) task(s) for your 'Oldie' and
ask for apt freeware.

And (seeing you x-posted your question to acfg) there is no need to
look for a game other than Nethack. Even the latest version will do
fine on a 80x486; and it's guaranteed to making you addicted in no
time... ;-)

BeAr
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