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Old 03-06-2009, 09:26 PM   #11
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Is Windows 3.1 Abandonware?
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:47 PM   #12
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Is Windows 3.1 Abandonware?
As in, would Microsoft mind if we distributed it for free? I would think so myself. Not even DOS can be distributed with their consent as far as I know.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:52 PM   #13
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As in, would Microsoft mind if we distributed it for free? I would think so myself. Not even DOS can be distributed with their consent as far as I know.
Darn. Okay, then.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #14
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Unfortunately so.
Of course, that doesn't mean they're particularly effective at shutting down places that have it...
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Now if only SEAL was more like windows...
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:34 PM   #16
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What would be the point, even if they should manage to shut all of them, there'll always be P2P.

I think something like MS-DOS Shell (standalone of course, without being bundled in a whole DOS distribution) would be OK. As in: MS wouldn't give a damn. Though its use would be hardly more than nostalgic. I actually uploaded it to a Spanish AW site. Here we have Norton Commander for download, which belongs to Symantec all right.

About old Windows versions and even DOS, IIRC Microsoft has actually stated explicitly that they are not OK with their distribution. Even if they don't prosecute it at all, which is true.
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About old Windows versions and even DOS, IIRC Microsoft has actually stated explicitly that they are not OK with their distribution. Even if they don't prosecute it at all, which is true.
that sucks.


At least I have windows 98 on my craptastic processing unit that doesn't read USB devices but runs Descent smoothly!

All I gotta do now is burn Pandemonium to a CD to load it up in that computer[that doesn't have internet]...and I gotta get around to installing my Dragon's Lair CD pack, "including Dragon's Lair 1, Dragon's Lair 2, and Space Ace!"
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At least I have windows 98 on my craptastic processing unit that doesn't read USB devices but runs Descent smoothly!
No problem.

Have one of those in my ol'P1, works as a charm.
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I've expanded this tutorial, and made a new one for Virtual PC, which I had intended for a long time but never got to do until now.
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