YATYRD (was: PalmOS no more? :(
gilcarrick at comcast.net
Wed Sep 28 22:01:05 CDT 2005
> But NT, 2K, XP have MAJOR internal changes, and are based
> more on Microsoft OS/2 (by Gordon Letwin), and code provided
> by Dave Cutler?
> (presumably "stolen" from DEC)
NT does not have "major changes" from 95 et al. It was a ground up rewrite.
You could argue that the NT design is greatly influenced by VMS, which
Cutler directed, but I doubt that there is any code in it from VMS. What
programmer ever existed who did not think he could do it better given the
chance to do it again?
> Therefore, it COULD be argued that much (not all) of the
> internal structures of 95/98/ME IS discontinued.
Name something that isn't.
A. G. (Gil) Carrick, Director
The Museum at CSE
Coach - ICPC Programming Team
University of Texas at Arlington
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