[rescue] A bit of Fun

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Tue Jun 17 12:38:26 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 12:24:50PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> > It is debatable how much windows pre-95 can be called an OS.  However, I
> > think that MS BOB is clearly not an OS.  It didn't do any OS like tasks
> > to my understanding.
> Windows 3.0 and earlier had the tagline "graphical environment".  Only
> in 3.1 and later did Microsoft refer to it as an "operating system".
> Windows 3.0 and 3.1 were pretty close, though.  All they needed were
> filesystem routines and physical memory managers.  In fact 3.11 only
> needed a memory manager, as it did all the filesystem stuff internally.

I thought Windows 3.x did memory management.  I didn't know that they
moved the file system into 3.11.

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