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Windows "The 16-bit Windows kernel was actually three kernels. One if you were using an 8086 processor, another if you were using an 80286 processor, and a third if you were using an 80386 processor. The 8086 kernel was a completely separate beast, but the 80286 and 80386 kernels shared a lot of code in common." As always, Raymond Chen delivers. If you don't yet follow his blog, you should. Right now. Click that bookmark or RSS button.
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RE: On a side note
by sparkyERTW on Mon 11th Feb 2013 14:01 UTC in reply to "On a side note"
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It looks like there are different cultures at Microsoft. While the business side is definitely not my favorite, there are still some technical guys who care.


Same here. While I tend to take issue with a lot of the company's actions, it's often pretty clear that the developers themselves - for the most part - are commendable. They're not the ones who sue other companies, they're not the ones who make the decision not to play nice with others, and they're not the ones who spread FUD (again, for the most part). They just tend to be a bunch of people wanting to do some really cool stuff with the mighty resources M$ has, and who hope that what they create manages to slip through the management/marketing/legal divisions unscathed.

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