[FoRK] Microsoft acronym help needed

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 13:46:10 PDT 2013


I don't know what either of you are talking about but conflatulence should
be a word.
On Jul 7, 2013 4:35 PM, "Stephen Williams" <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> On 7/7/13 1:15 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>
>> On 7/7/2013 12:31 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>
>> > When I pointed out that someone should check errors in the build .bat
>> file (!) so that it stops at the error, they objected since checking errors
>> would make it 3x longer.  Which is why, I pointed out that I had already
>> pointed out, that they should have used make since make checks the status
>> of every command run and stops on errors...
>>
>> Wow. That's pretty terrible on several levels.
>>
>> >> Are you afraid I'm going to deploy Windows 3.0 somewhere?
>> > Hah, you'd have to find an RLL or MFM hard drive somewhere.
>>
>> Oh, I'm sure that's not true. Windows 3.0 (or really DOS of that era, DOS
>> 3.1) ran on PS/2 computers using IDE and SCSI.
>>
>
> Yep, PATA was designed in 1986 and some shipped in Compaq PCs in 1986, but
> it wasn't standardized until 1994.
> ST-506 and ESDI hard drives were still around for a while.
>
> Maybe I'm conflating Win3.1 with DOS 3.1.  Win3.0 was cooperative
> multitasking (and multicrashing) only, so I place it in the old-DOS mental
> bucket.
>
> Win 3.0 came out in 1990 and 3.1 in 1992 according to Wikipedia.
>
> SCSI was rare for a long time in PCs, although I used it as early as I
> could.  Full-height 5.25" drives were usually SCSI.
>
>
>> - Joe
>>
>
> sdw
>
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