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SLAG
01-07-2008, 03:30 AM
I came a across a AMD k6-2 400mhz box with 128M ram

Now its my dos 6.2 / WFW 3.11 Box

I miss the WFW Days... Anyone else feel nostalgic?

Mr. Flopnuts
01-07-2008, 03:45 AM
I came a across a AMD k6-2 400mhz box with 128M ram

Now its my dos 6.2 / WFW 3.11 Box

I miss the WFW Days... Anyone else feel nostalgic?


I am such a computer retard that I have very little idea what you're talking about.

SLAG
01-07-2008, 03:47 AM
I am such a computer retard that I have very little idea what you're talking about.
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Oh Yeah Baby

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Braincase
01-07-2008, 06:41 AM
NO!

Most stupidly difficult exam Microsoft ever out out for certification. I still wake up at night with the shakes trying to remember how to configure the "At Work Fax" service.

Simplex3
01-07-2008, 08:03 AM
NO!

Most stupidly difficult exam Microsoft ever out out for certification. I still wake up at night with the shakes trying to remember how to configure the "At Work Fax" service.
:shudder:

That and one of the early SQL Server exams where several of the questions didn't have a correct answer.

BigRedChief
01-07-2008, 08:53 AM
:shudder:

That and one of the early SQL Server exams where several of the questions didn't have a correct answer.
The frigging 2000 SQL exams were not a walk in the park either.:mad:

M$ needs to revamp their exams to be more "real world" and I guess they are in the process of doing that.

StcChief
01-07-2008, 09:49 AM
WFW 3.11 = NFW. what a joke M$ is.

Braincase
01-07-2008, 10:02 AM
The frigging 2000 SQL exams were not a walk in the park either.:mad:

M$ needs to revamp their exams to be more "real world" and I guess they are in the process of doing that.

I finished up my Exchange 2007 cert over the holidays, and yeah, in some ways they've improved, but they're still awfully tough. You can thank all the NT 4.0 paper MCSE's for that move. :cuss:

BigRedChief
01-07-2008, 10:38 AM
I finished up my Exchange 2007 cert over the holidays, and yeah, in some ways they've improved, but they're still awfully tough. You can thank all the NT 4.0 paper MCSE's for that move. :cuss:I thought it was the paper MCSE 2000's that were the problem?

But in the work place Certs don't really matter except your resume may get pulled by HR or a manager may read it would would otherwise not. But no matter what you will be vetted before the job is offered to you so I can't beleieve there are still paper MCSE's still finding work?:hmmm:

BTW, I love the integration of Exchange 2007 into AD. Although the install is tricky.

kepp
01-07-2008, 10:44 AM
Wow...that's a flashback. I remember upgrading to that in college because I got a student discount - thought I was pretty cool.

morphius
01-07-2008, 10:46 AM
I can't think of a single thing that I miss about 3.11. Especially now that I have Dosbox to play a lot of my old games.

SLAG
01-07-2008, 11:16 AM
NO!

Most stupidly difficult exam Microsoft ever out out for certification. I still wake up at night with the shakes trying to remember how to configure the "At Work Fax" service.

Tell us how you really feel...

lol
I installed netscape 4.08, Restarted and now it says

"Not Enough Extended Memory available to rune windows.
Quit one or more applications to increase available memory or restart your computer"


maybe my 3.11 experience is over

Simplex3
01-07-2008, 12:19 PM
Tell us how you really feel...

lol
I installed netscape 4.08, Restarted and now it says

"Not Enough Extended Memory available to rune windows.
Quit one or more applications to increase available memory or restart your computer"


maybe my 3.11 experience is over
EMM386. I'm sure they still have that on the shelf at Worst Buy. Right?

SLAG
01-07-2008, 12:25 PM
EMM386. I'm sure they still have that on the shelf at Worst Buy. Right?


emm386 is in the config.sys and it still happens

Dave Lane
01-07-2008, 10:38 PM
Actually DOS 1.1 was my favorite

Braincase
01-08-2008, 06:29 AM
Actually DOS 1.1 was my favorite

Bow down before the Gods of PCM!

SLAG
10-28-2009, 01:00 AM
well that AMD machine is long gone but my lust for Wfw3.11 isnt -

I just set up 3.11 in virturalbox on my linux laptop

I have Mac os 9 on it too - what the hell am i thinking

Saulbadguy
10-28-2009, 07:36 AM
Hot dog stand ftw!

Reerun_KC
10-28-2009, 07:45 AM
I came a across a AMD k6-2 400mhz box with 128M ram

Now its my dos 6.2 / WFW 3.11 Box

I miss the WFW Days... Anyone else feel nostalgic?

yeah the good ol days of WINNT... Man that was a subborn freaking OS...

nstygma
10-28-2009, 07:48 AM
ahhh memories of the days when deltree /y c: fixed all

Reerun_KC
10-28-2009, 08:07 AM
ahhh memories of the days when deltree /y c: fixed all

Format C: /q always brought the rain....

Baby Lee
10-28-2009, 08:49 AM
What not to love about manually configuring your INTs.

Shit, now the mouse isn't working. Try INT 11.

phisherman
10-28-2009, 09:29 AM
When I was a tech for Sprint back in the day, we had Windows 1.0 on one of our tech shares.

SLAG
10-28-2009, 08:31 PM
When I was a tech for Sprint back in the day, we had Windows 1.0 on one of our tech shares.

That couldn't have lasted very long

petegz28
10-28-2009, 08:52 PM
It's all about the Config.sys and Autoexec.Bat!!!

phisherman
10-28-2009, 09:57 PM
That couldn't have lasted very long

oh, it was just there for novelty purposes.

came on seven floppies.

phisherman
10-28-2009, 09:57 PM
It's all about the Config.sys and Autoexec.Bat!!!

petegz, ladies and gentleman, KC's first MCSE on Windows 3.51! :evil: ROFL

Fish
10-28-2009, 09:59 PM
I remember installing Windows 95 from floppy... There were like 28 disks...

Braincase
10-29-2009, 07:49 AM
petegz, ladies and gentleman, KC's first MCSE on Windows 3.51! :evil: ROFL

Mine was '95... but I was in Wichita at the time. That WFW exam was a bitch, too. Those damn questions on the Microsoft At-work-fax drove me up the wall.

petegz28
10-29-2009, 12:36 PM
petegz, ladies and gentleman, KC's first MCSE on Windows 3.51! :evil: ROFL

God, those were they days. Simple System.ini edits and not all this registry crap!

It's like old cars vs. new.

alpha_omega
10-29-2009, 02:53 PM
Memories....never worked with 3.11, but i still have my Apple IIE in the basement, does that count?

Baby Lee
10-29-2009, 02:59 PM
My first computer actually didn't have any Microsoft on it, though the first thing I did was erase the OS and put Windows on it. It was a 286 and it had the company's own homebrew 'multitask environment' on it. I forget who made it at the moment, but I want to say Emerson.

It was also the last computer I had that I hadn't built myself.