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  1. XP-is-a-CRAP

    WinZip 11 drops OFFICIAL Win9x support

    FAILURE to read the manual or instructions on screen: PKUNZIP -d WOW.ZIP :thumbup :thumbup
  2. XP-is-a-CRAP

    WinZip 11 drops OFFICIAL Win9x support

    No problem. WinZIP is and always was obsolete. I use 7-ZIP. What irritates me instead is GIMP. The GIMP (open source) guys were the first who dropped pre-2000 versions ... :realmad: ??? PKUNZIP (DOS) does NOT support "folders", but it supports directories ... isn't it good enough ? BTW: Latest version of PKUNZIP is 2.50 ...
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    Mathematical Question?

    BUT I can check the "flat" points for minima, and if all of them are >0 then the fact is proven that no usable (real numbers) solution exists. BTW: A flat point does NOT necessarily bring an extreme ... check "y=x^3" function. Anyone can generate and post the graph of the function on left side of the original equation, so we can see what we are trolling about ?
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    UMBPCI.SYS v3.70/FastVid v1.10 PCI/AGP

    "shaddam" wrote Thanks. Is FASTVID the same as MTTRR ? Does the CPU write 64 bit at a time instead of 32 ? How to find out where the video memory is ? My Gooogelling for this thing did not generate any useable results in the past.
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    Corrected FDISK and FORMAT

    Hmmm.... If you are a good programmer you could have a look at FreeDOS FDISK. It is mostly done, it works (I tested up to 10GB), and full LBA48 support up to 2 TB (if anyone needs this, I don't) should be easily doable if not yet present. It unfortunately seems to lack a maintainer by now. BTW, FreeDOS FDISK fakes the (slightly silly) M$-FDISK design ... and does not have advanced features like partition resising without data loss. BTW: The newest FreeDOS DEFRAG 1.2.1 should support FAT32 now !!!
  6. XP-is-a-CRAP

    Best free disk image tool?

    WDE disk editor !!! Be warned: It is a DOS programm, it is 15 KB in size, and requires some tricks (LBACACHE) and some care when used. But it does what it should and is free
  7. XP-is-a-CRAP

    Maximus-Decim Native USB Drivers

    Yeah ... the thing is great, all sticks up to 1 GB worked for me so far ... but: There is a serious BUG resulting in data corruption. Corruption occurs in following situations: 1 (always?): Defragmenting the stick and click "Abort" button. Data is corrupted. Aborting Defrag on the HD does NOT suffer from this bug. 2 (?): Performing several write/erase/write operations while free space is low (<20%) or even touches 0.
  8. I do care about portability and open source.
  9. XP-is-a-CRAP

    Best Program used to compress files

    "Best Program used to compress files" 7-ZIP. Also useful: PKWARE2.50 (DOS), TUNZ (DOS), KZIP, INFO-ZIP.
  10. XP-is-a-CRAP

    Mathematical Question?

    WOW ... trying to remember about algebra ... SORRY but it definitely IS the (a smart one) calculator or PC. Well, since the highest exponent is 6 and divisible by 2, there is the risk that there is NO solution at all ... The number of solutions may be 0 ... 6 . There is a good method to solve equations of order 2 (possible result: no solution exists). There is a bad method for order 3 (exact solution for any equation) But there are NO (exact and universal) methods for order >=4 !!! What one can try is the brute-force method: test for solutions +1, -1, +2, -2, ... and reduce through polynom division ... works for "artificial" "school" equations with low integer solutions only Otherwise, make a graph (preferably with a PC ), and then use an inexact method (tangent method, ...) to approach the solutions. BTW: If someone has the result (PC math prog) please post ...
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    NERO alternative

    YEAH ... it works, but not lightweight ... and NOT bug-free. ... http://ghosthunter.true.ws http://ghosthunter.6x.to Quickburn & BurnISO. - free and far below 1 MB !!!
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    New program (SWF)

    Free for personal use ?
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    highest encryption strength for free?

    RC4 has some weaknesses. 128-bit: minimum. Check 7-ZIP: Rijndael algorithm, 256-bit key, 256K hashes with SHA256.
  14. XP-is-a-CRAP

    MS-DOS 7.1 creator (from Win98SE CD)

    I had a look and was NOT amused. WRONG. It DOES contain M$-files. It seems quite "complete". No idea why itrequires the CD nevertheless. It contains a huge number of files from different sources: Windows 98, M$-DOS 6.xx, FreeDOS, Win 3.xx, ..., ..., ... having different licenses (proprietary, shareware, freeware, GNU GPL, ...) The mess is completed by a truncated (!!!) GNU GPL text and some non-European (Chinese ?) texts. The ISO file is probably almost identical with the "creator". No, thanks, I prefer legal DOSes.
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    MS-DOS 7.1 creator (from Win98SE CD)

    To "piracy" or not to "piracy": Make sure to check newest Enhanced DR-DOS and FreeDOS releases before using Windows 98 as source of "DOS". BTW, multiboot of W98 and FreeDOS works like a charm, even on same partition.