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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 moondevil on Sat 9th Feb 2013 21:34 UTC in reply to "On a side note"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

The technical side is pretty good.

I used to have my share of issues about Microsoft until I worked in a few Fortune 500 companies.

Then I realized how they are seen from the outside and the differences between engineering, marketing and business.

Eventually I came to understand why Microsoft does certain things.

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RE[2]: On a side note
by Phucked on Sat 9th Feb 2013 23:46 in reply to "RE: On a side note"
Phucked Member since:
2008-09-24



Eventually I came to understand why Microsoft does certain things.


Can you tell us why they are so evil then?

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RE[3]: On a side note
by Wafflez on Sun 10th Feb 2013 00:04 in reply to "RE[2]: On a side note"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Because money is evil and by donating tons of money (Gates foundation, setting up ads in codeplex.com to give revenue to charity, etc) to humanity, Microsoft is spreading evil.

Edited 2013-02-10 00:04 UTC

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RE[3]: On a side note
by Soulbender on Sun 10th Feb 2013 02:20 in reply to "RE[2]: On a side note"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Microsoft aren't evil, saying that they are devalues the meaning of the word.
They may be shrewd, ruthless and greedy but evil? No.
There are companies that are (say, Union Carbide or Blackwater) but MS is pretty far down on the "evil" scale.

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RE[3]: On a side note
by moondevil on Sun 10th Feb 2013 07:18 in reply to "RE[2]: On a side note"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Can you tell us why they are so evil then?


Companies aren't persons, they are business. There is no good or evil in business, only profit.

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