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From: Darren Noble <darren AT lineo DOT com>
To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: **MAKING OS**
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 08:23:58 -0600
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Well i work for Caldera Thin Clients (which changed it's name to Lineo) so i
allready know about the law suit.

On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, you wrote:
> Saying its not an os if its loaded or run from DOS is right but,
> working on the parts of a new os under an other more stable
> one is a standard practice that I'm all for.
> 
> * A tangent about win95 (not) being an os follows. *
> 
> I agree that an environment hosted on, and using the services
> or, an other os is NOT an os itself.
> Win95 by this definition is NOT an os because it runs on DOS.
> If you don't believe me go to caldera's web sight and look at the
> info they showed the judge in their case against MS.  They showed
> that by loading a 7k TSR to add the 'key' win95 was looking for to
> their DRDOS your could run win95 on it. They also showed that
> with win95a the majority or the 'system time' was spend using the
> underlying os's routines!
> 
> Darren Noble wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, you wrote:
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: IOnet News <logix AT ionet DOT net>
> > > Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
> > > To: <djgpp AT delorie DOT com>
> > > Sent: Sunday, July 18, 1999 12:52 PM
> > > Subject: **MAKING OS**
> > >
> > >
> > > > I am trying to write my own o/s in c++, i really dont know where to start.
> > > > I am an advanced c++ programmer
> > >
> > > are you sure?
> > >
> > > >but never tried an OS.  any help would be
> > > > great.  I want it to run under dos maybe, but not for sure.   It would be
> > > > good if it could run all on its own
> > >
> > >
> > > DOS is an OS.  therefore, if you write an OS, it cannot run under DOS.  e.g.
> > > Windows 95 does not run UNDER DOS, it allows you to spawn a very special
> > > VM86 machine that runs DOS.
> > >
> > > you should probably start by looking at FreeDOS, OS/2000, and MMURTL, all
> > > good and free OSes.
> > >
> > >     -={C}=-
> >
> > actualy WIn 95 does run under DOS there for it technicly isn't an OS.
> > --
> > Linux Rules
> >
> > Darren 'The' Noble
> 
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