cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/zip-drive article.sgml
wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 24 13:47:06 PDT 2004
On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 12:33:08PM -0700, Kevin Oberman wrote..
> > From: "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at freebsd.org>
> > Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 12:03:54 -0700
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> > On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 11:41, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> > > As I see it, DOS means all variants (including MS-DOS, DR-DOS, IBM-DOS
> > > and so on) where MS-DOS refers specifically to MS-DOS. In the context
> > > of FreeBSD documentation I think in most cases when referring to
> > > MS-DOS, it would apply to other DOS variants as well.
> > Although this is almost totally irrelevent in this context, DOS can
> > refer to operating systems other than MS-DOS workalikes...the first
> > example that comes to my mind is the Disk Operating System that ran on
> > Apple IIs long before Microsoft cared about PCs. 
> > Bruce.
> >  It's not *totally* irrelevant in that if someone were to write some
> > Handbook text about running Apple II emulators such as kegs under
> > FreeBSD, they'd probably be talking about DOS in a non-PC context. 
> >  I'm feeling silly...must be time for lunch.
> Almost all computers "of a certain age" have had an operating system
> called DOS. In the early '70s I ran DOS on our PDP-11/40.
Too new.. PDP8/s with a PPT reader. Fun. But at least memory was memory in
those days, it did not forget things once power failed .
: assuming core memory of course. Really neat that you could, if need
be, literally point to the offending bit :)) At least 'core dumps' had
their true meaning.
Wilko Bulte wilko at FreeBSD.org
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