As I'm soon wiping my computer clean to install Windows 7, I had an idea of trying out some older operating systems on new hardware to see how the user experience is (especially regarding boot time and speed) nowadays.
Have you tried out older commodity OSs on modern hardware (few years old), such as
- Windows 3.1
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows ME
and what are your experiences - which of them would work? I would imagine that having several gigabytes of memory could be a problem for the older OSs, as well as hard drives over 32 GB.