Re: is KERNEL developement finished, yet ???

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 19:26:57 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Jesse Pollard <>
In newsgroup:
> >
> > People actually started new, incompatible OSes from time to time, for
> > which there were no applications, and some of those actually succeeded?
> No - they have pretty much all failed except M$, and that one is showing
> cracks.

M$ started by buying an OS called QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating
System -- I kid you not), which was a quick-hack clone of CP/M
intended to get a chance to test ports of hardware and software from
CP/M-80 before CP/M-86 came out.


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