Windows’ Hidden Self Destruct Code – Nostalgia Nerd…


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Date: October 02, 2020

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“There was once a piece of code, buried deep within Windows, designed to detect competitor operating systems, and upon finding them, CRASH… or at least, make the user feel like something was seriously wrong. This was Microsoft’s attempt to truly kill Digital Research’s DR-DOS, and although it worked, it wasn’t long until the true nature of Microsoft’s practices was uncovered.”

Sounds remarkably scummy.

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