[Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
aawolfe at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 20:27:16 EST 2010
On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 8:19 PM, Wayne Campbell <asa.rand at gmail.com> wrote:
> The only vcc software I had was vcc.exe. It does the same thing that the old
> version of MESS.exe (non-gui) did. The app would open a window, the window
> would close, and the program end. Not even a error message.
> MESSui.exe ran, but it had problems. Installing the newest version of MESS
> made the difference in both programs. Now, MESS.exe and MESSui.exe both run,
> and function correctly. I've had problems with running most PC software that
> was written for older versions of Windows.
> Aaron: When I went to DeVry, the courses I took were windows based. The
> lineage of Windows was part of the course. According to what I was taught,
> and this came from Microsoft, is that Windows 95 became 98 became ME became
> XP Home edition, and Windows NT became 2000 became XP Professional. XP Home
> still allows you to run software that the professional series did not allow,
> because Pro-series security was more strict.
I don't know where your instructor got this idea, but he is very misinformed.
Windows XP, whether the home or pro flavor, is descended from the NT
line. ME was the end of the 95 line . There is no relationship
between ME and XP home flavor.
> The merger of the lineages into one was Microsoft's way of bringing them
> together into one package. Since then, Windows has become Vista Pro/Home,
> and now Windows 7, which I don't know if there's a Home vs Pro edition.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aaron Wolfe" <aawolfe at gmail.com>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 4:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
> What happens when you try to run VCC on your Windows XP system?
> It works perfectly here under XP (professional). Also runs fine in
> Windows 7, 32 bit at least.
> I prefer MESS, but VCC certainly works with modern Windows operating
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Wayne Campbell <asa.rand at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I cannot run the emulators because I am using XP Professional, which is
>> based on NT/2000. There are many programs that will not run under
>> Professional, but will run under 95/98/ME/XP Home Edition. I prefer
>> Professional because it is more stable and provides a better environment
>> (imo) than the 95-based versions.
>> MESS is not nearly as much a problem for me because I finally have it
>> configured more correctly. There are some issues, but they are minor and
>> have no impact on me running NOS-9 or OS-9. Setting up a bootable HD is
>> still a problem, but I am working around it with a boot floppy and using
>> HD just for data. VCC, and the other CoCo emulators just won't execute on
>> system, otherwise I'd be happy to give them a go and see what they can do.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephen H. Fischer"
>> <SFischer1 at Mindspring.com>
>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 8:13 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
>>> That was just an impression from reading many persons having problems.
>>> my idea of what the basic structure of MESS is.
>>> As I have stopped reading all posts I will try and refrain.
>>> It was more an attempt to say that I thought that Jeff's and John's
>>> were faster to set up and run. I may be wrong on that point. And there
>>> cannot be any messages about the developers not responding as there are
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "John W. Linville" <linville at tuxdriver.com>
>>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 6:17 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
>>>> On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 04:36:50PM -0800, Stephen H. Fischer wrote:
>>>>> Perhaps some of the current activities using MESS really do not need
>>>>> mess of running them and the high learning curve.
>>>>> MESS is a quite different animal.
>>>> I really don't understand why MESS continues to receive so much
>>>> criticism here. "mess coco3", then ScrollLock to switch back and forth
>>>> between keyboard modes and Tab to bring-up the menu (if you are in the
>>>> right keyboard mode). The menus seem fairly self-explanatory to me.
>>>> Why is this so terrible? Seriously, I don't get it...?
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