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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.9 and GPL Buyout
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Matt Mackall wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 04:01:22PM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
>> FYI, this DR-DOS is pretty interesting. I knew the founder of
>> Digital Research, Gary Kildall. They probably would do well
>> to check their facts before they put a history-rewrite on
>> their web-pages. I think the DR-DOS is a hack of freedos
>> and I think they might try the same thing with Linux.
>
> Dear wrongbot,
>
> DR-DOS dates back to the mid-80's, about a decade before FreeDOS.
> Anyone who was anywhere near a PC back then should know this.

Read their web page. The current "DR-DOS" is an embedded MS-DOS
clone. The original DR-DOS was an 8086 "CP/M"-like DOS that
Gary didn't get to show to IBM because he was out flying is
airplane.


>
> --
> Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
>

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.9 on an i686 machine (5537.79 GrumpyMips).
98.36% of all statistics are fiction.
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