> Even NDO rel 3.2a runs on an 8088. Nothing really changed. As for the 286.
> 2x runs just fine on a 286. I can barely tell the difference with it on a
> 286 or a 500 MHz. That's not a good thing BTW. :)
In theory, yes, Rel3.2a still uses 8088 code. But on an 8088 it is
almost useless because with DOS loaded, there isn't much conventional
memory left (and no XMS/EMS at all on an XT) and there are only very few
systems with bigger HDs (>20MB).
NDO2k has some easter-eggs (or better wester-eggs, laid by the
west-coast-company MyTurn) with 386 code in some libraries.
And if you can't tell the difference between a 286 and a 500MHz, then
you should maybe DO something instead of string on the static screen :)
There is indeed no difference between a 486/66 and anything above, but
below that, you'll definitely notice differences. First when printing,
then when doing complex graphics and on 286 level the 2.x and 3.x
systems slow down to almost unusable speed. While 1.2 on a 286 is quick
enough to do real work (as long as you don't need the 2.x features)
But if I remember correctly, 2.x or 3.x on a 286 with 2MB is still
faster and more usable than Win95 on a 486 with 16 MB :)
Take a class. Read a book. Don't expect computers to be simple, because
they are not.