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They would''ve needed to re-write a new OS from almost the ground up... which they did. They got Win95.


That''s funny. Win95 was not written from the ground up. If you are running Win9x you are still running DOS underneath windows.

DOS still has its uses, its the one OS that lets programs override the OS and have direct hardware access easily. Perfect for OS writers, hacking devices, profiling code without worrying about task switches... As to the memory limitations there was an undocumented feature that allowed a real mode with 4gig segments. FAT16 was fine for its time, back when 10 and 20MB harddrives were spacious.

Besides DOS forced gamers to know there machine better, if it wasn''t for playing games would u have paid attention to conventional,Hi,EMS,XMS memory? or learned how to use memmaker, QEMM... or editing your autoexec.bat or config.sys file?

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