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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 11:21:16 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Christopher Nelson <neverjaden AT yahoo DOT com>
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Subject: Re: **MAKING OS**
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On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Christopher Nelson wrote:

> it used cooperative multitasking because it couldn't pre-empt DOS.

Not true.  Windows 3.X uses cooperative multitasking between Windows
programs, but Windows was always preemptively multitasking between
different DOS boxes.  The problem or preempting DOS was solved a long,
long time ago.

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