The Register heeft een news posting geplaatst met een stukkie info over de aanwezigheid van good old DOS in Microsoft's nieuwe OS-en. Millennium zal nog wel gewoon DOS in zich hebben, weliswaar wat minder zichtbaar voor de eindgebruiker.
It now seems pretty clearly established that Microsoft will not be removing DOS from Millennium, but early reports form people who've seen Beta 1, which went out this week, indicate that the attempts to hide Dos instead are at best perfunctory.
Getting rid of DOS no doubt remains on the MS wishlist, because it would make PCs easier to use and more reliable, but as far as Millennium is concerned it looks like wishing and doing are two different things. For Beta 1 Microsoft has removed the exit to Dos option from the shutdown menu, but according to one tester, "the Bootgui= option is still in the msdos.sys file; the default is '1' which boots to full blown Windows, and if '0' is used, the computer boots to DOS 7.1."
The option to press F8 for boot options is also still there. Microsoft might remove this later, but as not many inexperienced users know about it, the company may reckon it isn't likely to cause much trouble.
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