“[W]hat things an app would do that would make it run with MSDOS and not run with DR-DOS. Is there [sic] feature they have that might get in our way?”
Summary: Bill’s partition still refuses to live in peace with existing alternative options such as GNU/Linux
MICROSOFT loves messing about with the bootloader and blame “difficulty” for doing so, as we have already shown in some previous posts such as:
- Microsoft Still Sabotages Linux MBRs in Vista 7
- Microsoft Continues to Sabotage GNU/Linux Installations Using ‘Updates’
- The History of Microsoft’s Multi-boot Sabotage
“Via proxies,” writes to us a reader, “Microsoft is continuing to hold back technology, by breaking the boot loader.
“This would not be the first time, Microsoft and its minions have interfered with the boot loader.
“The developer gives Really Bad Advice, rather than steering these problem administrators off of windows or at least into a virtual machine where the damage is somewhat mitigated:
“If you suffer from this problem, then please do the following…”
“Solution? Don’t use Microsoft products, don’t let others use Microsoft products. We all end up paying for it, just like with any other form of industrial pollution. This time they are again interfering with file systems and ensuring that via the outdated hardware and BIOS, we’re still stuck with shitty MS-DOS disk formats from the 1980s.
“Microsoft has been breaking competing applications for a very long time.”
–Anonymous“Microsoft has been breaking competing applications for a very long time. Back before M$ tied MSIE to its OS, the MSIE installation process disabled the market leader, Netscape, if it was present. The list of other legal problems was long. Yet, the habit of breaking competing software seems to get left out of the repeated anti trust actions.
“Information Technology people have always hated the quality of Microsoft products and the behavior of Microsofters. That’s nothing new [1, 2]. The Wikipedia article has been worked over too much by Microsoft spinmeisters as with any other article related to Microsoft or its politics.” █