> -----Original Message----- > From: dmccunney [mailto:dennis.mccun...@gmail.com] > Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:05 PM > To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. > Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos V2.0 - when will it be available? > > On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 3:38 AM, dmccunney > <dennis.mccun...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 2:32 AM, Michael Robinson > >> <plu...@robinson-west.com> wrote: > >> > >>> A protected mode dos like the one under Windows 9x and Windows ME > >>> could be interesting and would justifiably deserve a > different name > >> > >> I wouldn't call that a "protected mode DOS". Win98/ME > used DOS as a > >> real mode loader for Windows. The protected mode portions > were in the > >> Windows code, and once Windows was loaded, DOS was out of the loop. > > > > I thought WinME removed the real mode bootup, hence lower > compatibility? > > Don't have it and haven't used it, so don't know. Everything I've > heard indicates it should have been called Win98 Third Edition. I'm > pretty sure there was still DOS underneath like in ME. Removing the > real mode loader didn't occur till NT.