Xenix 286?

Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner spc at conman.org
Wed Feb 22 14:35:21 CST 2006


It was thus said that the Great John Foust once stated:
> 
> At 02:05 PM 2/22/2006, Fred Cisin wrote:
> >"Changing modes on the '286 is like having to shut off your car engine on
> >the freeway to shift gears."  - Gordon Letwin (primary OS/2 at MS)
> 
> Referring to the method involving the keyboard controller to 
> make the system change gears by almost rebooting?

  Yup.  Because once in protected mode on the 286, you can't get out unless
you reset the CPU.

  -spc (I think you could get out by tripple faulting ... )






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