[ros-general] dos support in reactos
jan.tisje at gmx.de
Fri Feb 27 16:19:21 CET 2004
Mark IJbema <mark at ijbema.xs4all.nl> schrieb am Fri, 27 Feb 2004 15:03:41 +0100
> Farmers use mostly DOS programs for the milking schemes and stuff,
really? Ooops. 8-)
Why do you think they use DOS programs?
a) no newer available
b) to expensive to buy new software
c) why buy new, if the old one does its job
> of small businesses use DOS programs for accounting.
ok, thats right.
but same question for this one.
If a) or b) is the answer, then ok. Then they probably will use ReactOS.
in the c) case they will not change operation system, either.
> Those two alone are enough to support it.
mh. i am not convinced. ;-)
> BTW, if you'd known WinNT internals you'd know
> this _is_ actually done using a VM.
you are right...
I remember something...
all DOS/w16 apps lay in one huge memory area without any protection
but on the other hand, DOS programms cannot.
they REQUIRE their own 1 MB (and virtual CPU = VM)
fuck it. I don't know.
ok, on winnt MS got this stable. No DOS/win16 App may influence System
stability. But on win95 it did....
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