Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Thu Apr 25 16:36:50 2002

> > Have you noticed some of the really odd structures in the
> > DIRectory of the
> > early Mac formats?
> > (linked list table (MICROS~1 calls theirs a F.A.T.) made up of 12 bit
> > entries!) Could that be coincidence? No. just a severe shortage of
> > competent systems programmers resulting in a number of programmers and
> > ideas in common.

> Atari's TOS wasn't based on MS-DOS either, and it used the exact
> same filesystem.

I have to object here. TOS had with GEMDOS a part which is a straight
clone of MS DOS. Not more nor less.

> To answer your rhetorical question, actually, I hadn't noticed.
> I did notice that it was significantly different from ODS-2. :)

> Perhaps I need to be more clear here -- this guy really thought
> that somewhere underneath the Mac GUI, there was a copy of MS-DOS
> on every Macintosh. He had nothing to offer as proof, except that
> no computer could possibly function without it. (I'm really
> serious here...)

Well .. weired...


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