Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th May 2010 18:35 UTC
Humor Every now and then, you come across things that make the internet worthwhile. So yeah, there's this whole genitalia length comparing competition going on between Adobe and Apple, where both companies are actually arguing, with straight faces, which of the two is more open (which to me comes across as Mario and Zelda arguing over who's less of a sell-out). Luckily, though, there's the internet to make us laugh.
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Hell, Windows 3.x had memory protection and in Windows95 all apps used preemptive multitasking without requiring to be specifically designed for that. I just remember that whenever one or another app crashed and went into an eternal loop it'd make the WHOLE system unresponsive and you couldn't do anything without resetting the system. As such I'd say their pre-emptive model didn't really work too well.

It happened mostly for 16bit applications (which, unfortunately, was still the case with MANY system applications) and when a misbehaving application was trying to write to a specific area which was not protected. In most cases, you could spot such rogue applications and stop using them.

By the way, I'm not saying that Windows9x was perfect because they were very far from that. As I wrote to other post, everyone knew that first reliable Windows desktop version was Windows 2000 Workstation.

But saying that MacOS was then more advanced than Windows is pure nonsense.

Take care (nice hair ;-)

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