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By Thom Holwerda on 2018-02-05 23:08:50

In November last year I wrote about the forgotten and obscure feature of early Windows 95 builds that lets you run Windows 3.1 in a window on Windows 95. Since then I was wondering if this would still work on the final build (950) of Windows 95, considering so much has changed since build 58s.

I won't spoil it.

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RE[6]: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0
By Drumhellar on 2018-02-10 22:35:37
While that's largely true for sound cards, it isn't true for printers, network cards, disk controllers, serial ports, or parallel ports.

And, it isn't even universally true about sound cards, which later on often had TSRs to emulate a SB16 interface for DOS apps.

And, even then, if (and, for non-sound card devices, is a big IF) DOS's interrupt handling wasn't more complex than "Let the program do it," it was still replaced by the Windows interrupt handler.
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RE[6]: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0
By Drumhellar on 2018-02-10 23:46:52
[qbut MS-DOS was barely doing anything more then provide access to the file system and load applications.

Windows 3.x used a new 32-bit protected mode driver for handling filesystem access, which allowed multiple windows apps and multiple DOS virtual machines to access the underlying fulesyete concurrently.

I have a feeling Windows handled loading of Windows apps.

If that's all DOS did, then once Windows was launched, it's was no longer doing it
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