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Vote on your Favorite Windows OS

17 Apr 2015

Posted by johnleakedfan in Offtopic

Which one do you love the most, do it by voting for it and see which one is the most Favorited by OSBA's members


Example, Vista will also count Longhorn, or Windows 98 Will also count Memphis

  327 Views · 15 Replies ( Last reply by qazmko1029 )


Recommended Emulators

14 Mar 2015

Posted by Ranma-chan in Windows Shell

These are some emulators for the early Windows shells (1.x - 3.x).


PCem-X is developed by Battler, and is my recommended emulator. It can sufficiently emulate hardware of the time-period. It can emulate everything from a standard 8086 IBM PC, to a Pentium MMX 233MHz machine. It is a fork of the standard PCem project, but has additions such as a rewritten floppy disk controller (coming in next release), improved dynamic emulation to allow full-speed emulation of an era-appropriate PC, among other changes. It is recommended above all due to the accuracy it provides.


Windows 3.1 booting in PCem-X

PCem-X Configuration


Download PCem-X: http://citadel.ringo...-X_20150219.rar (Latest build as of 14 March 2015)
Source code: http://citadel.ringo...0150219_src.rar (Latest source code as of 14 March 2015)
Original thread: http://forum.softhis...read.php?tid=29


Other alternatives that can emulate DOS or Windows 1.x-3.x are:

  • Virtual PC 2007 (for people on Build 9879 or lower)
  • DOSBox-X (can't fully emulate a standard Wintel PC)
  • PCE
  • SPC-AT
  • VMWare Workstation / Fusion
  • Parallels Desktop

However, PCem-X remains the most recommended due to it's ability to accurately emulate period-accurate processors such as an i486 or a Pentium Overdrive.

  930 Views · 19 Replies ( Last reply by ovctvct )


Windows 10 - 10061 & Beyond

17 Apr 2015

Posted by callum90ish in Windows 10

As you probably know,  we are drawing near to MS's target release date for Windows 10 (NOTE: they haven't given an exact date, just a vague timeframe). However, we do know they aim for GA in time for Back 2 School sales in North America. This means that the BUILD conference is positioned ideally for a feature-complete build (not necessarily RC-grade just yet). As some will have noted, Microsoft have jumped another 40 or so build numbers. This is likely in preparation for BUILD, as for some reason, this gives them breathing room (...?). It does look increasingly likely, however, that build 10061 will be released to Insiders, possibly as soon as tomorrow.


Here is my reasoning for this:


1. 10061 has jumped to Microsoft's internal Medium and Slow rings as of today. This means that they will likely release it to Fast ring.

2. Gabe Aul has been silent for over eight hours. As some of you will be aware, he's never silent this long.

3. Thanks to the new concurrent release procedures they implemented alongside build 10041, a build can (potentially) flight to Microsoft employees and to Windows Insiders at the same time.


  728 Views · 5 Replies ( Last reply by Solarstone2149 )

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