Run Windows 98 in Vanilla DOSBox

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As a DOS emulator, DOSBox is theoretically capable of running DOS-based versions of Windows, like Windows 3.1, 95, and 98. Certainly, the compatibility list on DOSBox official website classifies Windows 3.1 and 95 as supported; but for Windows 98, it is just rated runnable – even lower than the intermediate playable tier. Perhaps for this reason, most people would just resort to other DOSBox forks that offer better support for Windows 98, like DOSBox-X, when they want to run this version of Windows. …

Refine Gentoo on Windows Subsystem for Linux

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This article covers some information that can help perfect a Gentoo installation on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to maximize its performance, improve its interoperability with Windows, and even unlock new system capabilities. Originally, I had been planning to write a full Gentoo on WSL installation tutorial during September of the last year, but that tutorial was only halfway done before I had to move on for something more important in my real life, which is why I have disappeared from my personal site for almost another half of year (though you could find my development activities on GitHub if you looked at my profile). …

Use Cygwin’s Shell or Git Bash in Windows Terminal

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Recently, Microsoft has made the first stable release of Windows Terminal, a new terminal program for Windows 10. Windows Terminal allows you to add and use multiple shells, like Windows PowerShell, the old command prompt, and any shell in your Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) environments. It also provides way more features and customization options than the old Windows console host conhost.exe, which has been used for command prompt and WSL. …