Re: TBTF for 8/31/98: Unclear on the concept

Robert S. Thau (
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 14:39:37 -0400 (EDT)

discovered that the code searched for two tiny differences between
MS-DOS and DR-DOS, and when it found the latter it halted the ma-

Really? IIRC, The AARD code (as Schulman dubbed it) did not stop the
machine dead. What it did was pop up dialog boxes documenting the trivial
differences it detected between MS-DOS and DR-DOS, making them look
like some sort of dangerous situation in an evident bid to deter use
of DR-DOS. (But see the Dr. Dobbs article for the real truth).