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Windows In what has surprised me greatly, nobody has submitted anything to us regarding this day in the history of computing. Sure, memories of her may not be fond, and with the magical unicorn power of hindsight you'd rather forget you ever dated her so intensely, but she served a purpose. She led a revolution that changed the world forever, and while you may have hoped for a more charismatic leader, I think it's unfair not to honour the fact that she turned 15 today.
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RE[6]: And I still don't care.
by dylansmrjones on Tue 24th Aug 2010 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: And I still don't care."
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

Utilizing DOS for compatibility reasons is a far cry from being DOS based.


It used DOS for a lot more than that. And running on top of the DOS-environment gave many architectural limitations. Windows95 was a 32-bit DOS-application and that's all. Architectural there was no difference compared with DOS 6.22+WfW3.11. Exit Windows and you would be sent back to COMMAND:COM - without having to reboot.

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RE[7]: And I still don't care.
by hyper on Tue 24th Aug 2010 21:46 in reply to "RE[6]: And I still don't care."
hyper Member since:
2005-06-29

DOS is shut off when Win9X VMM starts. Educate yourself and stop spreading false info:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2007/12/24/6849530.aspx

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I'm sorry, but the article agrees with me 100%. Nobody can read that article and claim Win95 wasn't a DOS-based OS.

DOS was also completely "shut off" when the WfW3.11-VMM started. It was actually "shut off" when most DOS-applications were running, particularly 32-bit DOS-applications.

Educate yourself and stop spreading n00b-nonsense.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Lets see... Win95 had it's own driver model, it's own memory system, it's own network stack, file system drivers, it's own hardware configuration system, it bypassed the BIOS for disk access (unlike DOS), had a thread scheduler, had it's own event and interrupt handlers, created and managed it's own virtual machines (used for running DOS apps)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138996 describes the process for exiting to DOS mode:

Windows 95 removes itself from memory, loads a real-mode version of DOS, and then executes command.com

Meaning, DOS isn't already in memory or running.
So, again, I ask, what else did Win95 use DOS for?

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RE[8]: And I still don't care.
by richsax on Wed 25th Aug 2010 10:31 in reply to "RE[7]: And I still don't care."
richsax Member since:
2010-08-16

Booting

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