All that bloat? LOL! What you call bloat is an Operating System that does it
all from soup to dessert. Yum! Yum! As far as GEOS doing all that one would
need, I am going to disprove it. Its my Pepsi challenge. Yup, I'm
Live with only DOS (or facsimile) along with GEOS, and*Windows, you
don't need it. Right?
Then again, I think some softwtare engineers will need Windows if they want
to compile the GEOS OS system itself. And you'll need it for real
comprehensive Internet access, since Skipper is a bit water logged, and we
can go on and on about that silly bloat thing. Given that memory is being
given away at Office Max this week, with free memory after rebates.
Here's bloat for you. I have 512MB on a 1.4GHz system and the only time I
feel burdened is when I am doing flat out cpu intensive calculations, at the
same time as I have several other jobs executing. The OS handles it ALL with
no problems, no aborts, no need to tweak an INI file or Config.sys or
Autoexec.bat. Let me assume that your reply will be that no GEOS user would
want to do that. I say, Nuts! Most of the GEOS fans have since fled the
scene and don't want to return, ever. How many of those original GEOS reps
from AOL are regularly participating in COGM? the ones I knew have lost any
memory of their GEOS involvement. There's advertising for product appeal for
There isn't one thing in GEOS that would entice me to load and use it. If
GEOS apps were that mush better than Windows or Linux or Mac apps, people
would know about it through word of mouth. But its not and the old P T
Barnum adage applies here! <g>
> ***It can never be marketed successfully unless it has a vast improvement
> its suite of drivers. With the exception of a niche market of users who
> old equipment. And that brings us back to where we started. GEOS is great
> for the old platform, which was contemporary around the early '90s.
> Pat, GEOS on a new system is just fine too for what I do and what many
> do too. All that hardware is needed for all the bloated Windows files to
> My sleak GEOS DRAW loads in a few seconds. My Windows COREL DRAW or
> takes about 40 seconds. Fortunately I mostly use GEOS.
> Chip Blank
> The GEOS Users International website is at: