On Fri, 30 Dec 2016, Ralf Quint wrote:

> On 12/29/2016 8:52 PM, Steve Nickolas wrote:
>>> NO version of Windows will start from FreeDOS, not 3.x nor any 9x...
>> I know 3.1 did in the past, with provisos, did that regress?
> Sorry  but I am not aware that anyone has successfully been able to do
> that...

*I* did it, but that was many years ago.  I do remember the VDM didn't 

>>> There is no MS-DOS 7, despite what people are trying to tell. That "Boot
>>> part" if Windows 9x will identify itself as DOS version 7, but never was
>>> a standalone version of DOS. The last standalone version of MS-DOS was
>>> 6.22 and that is as far as FreeDOS can reasonably take it...
>> There's PC DOS 7 but that's another story for another day. ;)
> Indeed. IBM's PC-DOS 7 is a completely different animal. IBM and MS-DOS
> parted ways after MS/PC-DOS 4.x. IBM never had a v5, skipped straight to
> 6.1. And IBM was always "a number ahead" ever since (until the last
> release of IBM DOS, which was PC-DOS 2000)

Actually, IBM had 3 releases of version 5 (5.0, 5.00.1, 5.02) and the 
first two were essentially identical to Microsoft's 5.0 and 5.0A.


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