Category Archives: Software Hacks

Tales From the Xenix Crypt

What does Xenix have to do with the Enigma machine? Perhaps surprisingly, there is a clear connection… When reconstructing 386 Xenix 2.2.3, the libmdep.a library proved to be a particularly tough nut to crack. That is because it’s one of … Continue reading

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Synology DSM 6 and Vintage Clients

I’ve been a Synology DiskStation NAS user for¬†four years now and used them as a SMB file server which is, among other things, accessed from various vintage clients (OS/2, DOS, Windows 9x, etc.). After upgrading to DSM 6, I found … Continue reading

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More CPUs in NT 3.x Workstation

The default processor limits of Windows NT 3.x are surprisingly difficult to establish. Quite possibly because although SMP was a big selling point of NT, in reality¬†only a tiny fraction of PCs in the mid-1990s supported SMP, and of those, … Continue reading

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