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Re: [SLE] OT: What is Windows (was: Upgrading MS Windows...)
  • From: David Alan Blomberg <dblomber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 20 Jan 2004 21:17:17 +0900
  • Message-id: <1074601037.17920.123.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 19:39, Tom Emerson wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 January 2004 1:43 am, John Andersen wrote:
> >
> > And 98 can not boot to a dos prompt.
>
> guess again, junior -- try this:
>
> go to the root directory of your boot disk
> attrib -r -h -s msdos.sys
> edit msdos.sys
> <find the line that reads "bootgui=" and change the flag value to zero>
> save and re-attribute the file as read-only, hidden, & system
> reboot
>
> Your "class assignment": explain why "notepad" won't work until you run
> "win.com" first... :)
>
> Microsoft tries REALLY hard to hide the fact that "windows" is nothing more
> than KDE, gnome, or even Presentation Manager -- even though these are the
> programs that "manage the user's interaction via a graphical environment", we
> don't call them "linux" or "OS/2", now do we? [ok, maybe a few OS/2 zealots
> refer to PM as OS/2, but only those that are "still recent converts" from the
> windows world ;) ]
>
> Tom
>
> p.s. -- totally off the beaten track here, but for real fun and giggles, try
> this: [note: needs a computer where you can totally wipe out C:]
>
> boot a system using a win98 boot floppy -- note that there is no "splash"
> screen
> [note also that you are at a "true dos prompt"]
> format a hard drive with the "/s" parameter to make it a bootable system
> disk
> boot from the hard disk -- explain where the "splash" screen came from
> since it wasn't on the boot floppy...
It was on there but the folks at MS decided not to make you wait for it
to load from floppy (from a hard disk thats another story)
>
> --
> Yet another Blog: http://osnut.homelinux.net


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