I have been programming Windows for the last 4 years. I finally bought
a 486/DX2 66 for home use. I bought the DELL Dimension XPS 486 DX266.
You know, the one they advertise with the "Fastest Board for Windows)
anywhere. Anyway, the machine's mouse port has a problem when exiting
Windows. DELL has finally admitted that there is a known problem with
these machines! The letter ended by saying "Sorry we can't furnish a
solution right now." They THINK the next BIOS release will fix it
whenever that happens to come out. They won't say when.
Wow, a $4000 paperweight. Just what I needed.
It also has problems with certain DOS apps when running the mouse
driver. I have tried 4 different mouse drivers and three different
memory mamangers all at DELL's reuqest. It still does not work right.
They have admitted there is a problem but the are not willing to fix
it right now.
Just a word of warning to all thos programmers out there who are
contemplating a 486/66 in the near future.
( I have spoke to other Dimension XPS owners that have had the same
problem and gotten the same run-arounds from DELL. This is not just a
bad individual machine.)
(These are, of course, my opinions and facts. I speak for my self and
not my employer or any of its subsidiaries.)