Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 22nd May 2002 04:45 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Some days ago we hosted a head to head review of Bochs, VMWare Workstation and VirtualPC. I received a number of emails asking why I haven't included Netraverse's Win4Lin in the article. The main reason was because Win4Lin is not an emulator in the "traditional" sense of the word; neither it runs under Windows XP, where our previous test were conducted. In fact, Win4Lin can only run Dos and Win9x/ME, under Linux. We got hold of the brand new version of Win4Lin, version 4.0, and here is our review accompanied by some screenshots we grabbed for you.
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Win 9x *IS* DOS based :)
by ddj on Sun 26th May 2002 05:44 UTC

One fine day, "Speed" chose to write:

> Antarius, it's not a matter of quantity, it's one of quality.

Funny enough, the same can be said about you as well ;)


> The people who I learned Windows architecture from not only have
> impressive credentials, but they can also back up what they say.

So can Aquarius and the whole rest of us. Just because Microsoft and certain "experts" with "impressive credentials" (I wonder how this should be possible with plain old stupid Windows 9x ! Windows NT - ok, but 9x ???) does not call the relevant components in Windows 9x "DOS" anymore does not change the facts. It is still a form of DOS. Plain and simple. If it looks like a DOS, it behaves like DOS, it smells like DOS, then it is DOS. If you'd rather believe Microsoft's propaganda regarding this, well that's your choice, but I'd politely suggest you don't attack others about this, as it is fairly easy to demonstrate that there is still a version of DOS underneath Windows 9x and Me. Plain and simple ;)