Are you sure you want to run this possibly insecure thing?
Posted Oct 29, 2012 9:09 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Are you sure you want to run this possibly insecure thing?
Parent article: Another approach to UEFI secure boot
Microsoft's fight against DR-DOS started from the beginning (when it undercut prices of CP/M-86 and in 1991-1992 (that's when beta versions of Windows 3.1 which refused to run under DR-DOS were released) DRI was quite alive and well. If course the final blow happened in 1995 (do you know that Windows 95 can be run under DR-DOS with a few patches?), but the "final NT solution" only happened in 2001 when XP was released.
Think about it: ten years! More then enough time for the DRI to push GEM as a "GUI of choice". Sure, this humble message was one tiny episode of said fight, but it was quite real fight, not a staged one.
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