Microsoft on feeding press with DR-DOS bugs

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Date: 1991


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From brade Fri Sep 20 17:31:57 1991
To: bradsi
Cc: bradc; braddir; dosmktg; lizsi; w-carrin; w-maria
Subject: PC Week and DR DOS
Date: Fri Sep 20 17:32:48 PDT 1991


Carrine's great work got us the opportunity to feed pc week some info on where to look for bugs with dr dos. I have had a couple of conversations with lenny bailes who is helping with the ms-dos 5 versus dr-dos 5 evaluation process.
Today tom and i talked to him. on the negative side i probably brought up one two many things for him to look at. it is difficult to appropriately and professionally try and trash your competitor. also on the negative side, lenny clearly seems to be a dr dos fan. to be fair i think he is sincere and is trying to be balanced.
also on the negative side he did tells us that under 1 meg dr dos 6 was better than ms-dos 5 on 7 out of 10 machines they tested. no real details but i think the differences will be small.
on the positive side they did themselves find some of the setup problems (such as poor updating to config.sys) and he has passed on to the pc weeks labs some of these configurations we suggested they look at that we uncovered with dr dos 5. he was also intrigued by some of the data from yesterday's dr-dos 6 test, in particular tom's problems when he entered a ton of nested directory names.



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