Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Aug 2010 18:29 UTC
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[9]: And I still don't care.
by kedwards on Wed 25th Aug 2010 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: And I still don't care."
kedwards
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2009-04-25

I maintain my former comments. The technet article only handles the architecture of Windows 4 vs. Windows 3.x I explicitly wrote about the architecture of running Windows on top of DOS. Learn to read, Thom. The proces of running Windows 4.0 on DOS does not differ from how WfW3.11 is running on DOS. Windows 4 itself of courses have architectural differences compared with WfW3.11 just like WfW3.11 have architectural differences compared with Windows 3.1x and Windows 3.1x compared with Windows 3.0. As I wrote: There is no archictectural difference between running WfW-3.11 on DOS and Windows 4.0 on DOS (e.g. Windows95).


While I agre with you that Windows 9x is DOS-based, the boot sequence process of Windows 95 does differ from DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.x,

*Copied from one of my previous posts about this subject.*

The Windows 95 boot sequence may look the same as DOS, it is actually quite different. IO.SYS in Windows 95 is 32bit and has CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT commands built-in. IO.SYS is in charge of loading MSDOS.SYS(a text file with boot option flags) and the Registry. CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT are optional in Windows 95(because the commands are already built into IO.SYS) and can be used to load 16bit DOS drivers if a Windows 32bit driver doesn't exist. Lastly IO.SYS automatically loads(unless you tell it otherwise) WIN.COM.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc751413.aspx

Edited 2010-08-25 05:26 UTC

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RE[10]: And I still don't care.
by Kroc on Wed 25th Aug 2010 09:24 in reply to "RE[9]: And I still don't care."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Way to necro a 15 year old war. It was debated to death back then, can we please drop it now—it doesn’t even begin to matter any more.

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sPAZbEAT Member since:
2009-07-17

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