Windows’ Hidden Self Destruct Code | Nostalgia Nerd

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Win your Ultimate Tech Bundle by entering Fasthosts’ Techie Test here: https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/nostalgianerd (competition is now closed)…. 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.

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Geoff Chappel’s site: https://www.geoffchappell.com/notes/windows/archive/aard/index.htm
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Full plaintiff document: https://web.archive.org/web/20110714052133/http://www.maxframe.com/DR/Info/fullstory/tech.html
Andrew Shulman Details: http://www.ddj.com/articles/1993/9309/9309d/9309d.htm
Geoff Chappel: https://www.geoffchappell.com/notes/windows/archive/aard/index.htm
News story #1: https://web.archive.org/web/20080420194217/http://eatthestate.org/03-07/MicrosoftPlaysHardball.htm
BBC Caldera Report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/600488.stm
May News Report: https://web.archive.org/web/20170624231328/https://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/1996865/cebit-caldera-windows-dr-dos-denying-ms-claims
DR-DOS Profit Details, etc: https://web.archive.org/web/20080420194217/http://eatthestate.org/03-07/MicrosoftPlaysHardball.htm

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