Monthly Archives: March 2012

64-bit trouble with Solaris 10 U4 and earlier

On many newer systems, Solaris 10 releases up to and including Solaris 10 8/07 (that is Update 4, also known as S10U4)┬ábehave in an unhelpful manner. The installer can be launched from CD or DVD and the system can be … Continue reading

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Video trouble with Solaris 10 GA and U1

The initial (GA) release of Solaris 10 from 2005 and the first update (Solaris 10 1/06) both have an interesting bug which causes trouble when installing those specific versions on VirtualBox and quite likely also on some mildly unusual hardware.┬áThe … Continue reading

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Lotus 1-2-3 R3 copy protection

Release 3 of Lotus 1-2-3 (1989) utilized a mild form of copy protection which relied partially on technology but primarily on shaming would-be pirates. 1-2-3 installed from copied disks prominently showed the name of the original owner every time the … Continue reading

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NT video miniport HD

The video miniport driver for VirtualBox has been updated. The miniport now supports a much broader range of resolutions, up to 1920×1200. Color depths of 32, 24, 16, 15, and 8 bits per pixel are supported for all resolutions, although … Continue reading

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