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Windows 95/98 on Jornada 728

Spymaster Page Icon Posted 2006-02-22 6:00 PM
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I may just be showing my ignorance here but would it be feasible to run Windows 98 on a J720? Given that I have 64MB of RAM and a 1GB CF +/- a 5GB PCMCIA drive - surely there is enough hardware to run Win 98. Pocket DOS runs fine on a Jornada so could it be set up to run another windows operating system? Food for thought?

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2006-02-22 6:08 PM
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To summarise - It can, but it is not pretty.
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2006-02-23 12:53 AM
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So who said Windows 98 was pretty?
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CardBoardCrusader Page Icon Posted 2006-02-23 1:01 AM
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Wow, looks like quite the heartache. So, If Win95 runs like crap on a Jornada720, Why not try Win3.1 instead? That might not be everyone's favorite OS, but perhaps it would run and boot quicker.
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2006-02-23 1:26 AM
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It's been done.

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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2006-02-23 11:38 AM
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xtce cannot run 3.1, only 3.0
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2006-02-23 1:19 PM
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There is however a module for PocketDOS that will allow for virtual mode 386 enhanced execution - and of course BOCHS
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chazco Page Icon Posted 2006-02-23 3:19 PM
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Windows 98 could be got to work better with a little tinkering though. BTW - The J728 just meats the minimum requirments for Windows 2000 - anyone up to trying it? (I somehow doubt my little J680 would cope)
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2006-02-23 3:27 PM
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Not it doesn't
It meets the minimum requirements for a x86 processor with some degree of Die cache. A 600MHz PPC will to the job of a 1GHz x86 because of architectural differences. MHz cross architecture is a meaningless value.
There is very little that you can do to improve the performance of Windows on it, trust me :crys:
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