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QEMU qontemplates qleanup of old qode

Oh no, not again...

Let's hope Yahoo doesn't buy up QEMU, then we'll get a qaqoqophany! of! qrummy! (and! not!) qomiq! sentences. Please, please stop this rubbish repeated char meme, El Reg or at least do it once a year. It stopped being funny, oh, about 8 years ago.

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Disagree

It's more interesting this way, and its good to keep a bit of silly behaviour around as an adult, prevents you going mad.

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Yeah, alliteration is rubbish, no matter what Samuel Taylor Coleridge thinks. What does he know?

The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,

The furrow followed free:

We were the first that ever burst

Into that silent sea.

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What does he know?

That people from Porlock are time-wasting buzz-kills?

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Here we go...

Basically they are going to remove support for older operating systems because "it doesn't make business / resources sense to maintain them".

Unfortunately that is the only reason I use Qemu. I am not interested in hooking it up with KVM and running it in a massive server farm, I just want to be able to run old copies of Windows to play games.

One of my last resorts is then bochs (which will do similar in about 5 years) and then.... Oh crap, I am left with Windows Store games... argh!!!

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Also those most affected may not know how to respond, or that there even is a consultation.

Like MS-Word feature changes since 2002.

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So far the list of deprecated "features" seems to consist almost entirely of command-line options that have non-deprecated synonyms. If your main interest is in running old software you probably won't be affected. Usually old software does not require obscure hardware (to be simulated). You can usually run an ancient Windows on a standard modern machine, let alone a standard old machine. So who needs the non-standard old machine (to be simulated)?

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"I just want to be able to run old copies of Windows to play games."

VirtualBox no good for you?

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@People that use this for windows/dos desktop/games...

How about just not using it? VMWare has a free offer for Linux too and DosBox same thing. And lo and behold, both actually manage some pretty solid RTM's unlike some craptastic projects...

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