[rescue] Disposing Of OS/2 Apps (old floppy installs)

Kevin kevin at pipeline.com
Fri Mar 30 00:31:17 CDT 2007

I remember installing Macromedia Director (actually, i think it was still
Macromind back then) in 1992 on a Mac IIci.  I think it was somewhere
between 24 and 30 floppies.  Took forever.  That's the largest floppy app
i've personally seen.  Anyone know any larger?  What's the record?


On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 22:46:57 -0600
"Dan Duncan" <danduncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yuck.  I remember getting an install of some Corel product dumped on me
> around 1994 by a cow-orker who had to go to lunch around disk 4 of 20 or
> so.  The system would literally grind away for 10 minutes on each floppy
> because they were using some heavy compression scheme and decompressing
> each floppy on the fly instead of spooling them to hard drive and
> there.  I wondered at the time why some people at Corel had jobs.

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