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Thread: LINUX - UNIX - CAD for PIC ... was SuperPCB, Gerbers, and Windows 95
face BY : Dr. Imre Bartfai email (remove spam text)

On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Wagner Lipnharski wrote:

> Well, this is something that bothers me... for sure I understand that a
> different platform works in a complete different way... organization,
> task control, and lots of other things, but, still running 80x86 code,
> the same PC BIOS, I/O, Video, Disk, and so on, it means that basically a
          ^^^^^^^  FALSE!
IMHO Linux avoids the whole BIOS and all their device drivers operate on
hardware (i. e. port) level.

> "normal" DOS program should run under Unix (Linux), and even part of any
> Windows program... at least the "executable" part of the code, while the
> "transition" and other control areas would crash because the platform
> differences...  If this is correct, it is not too difficult to convert a
> pure DOS program to Unix...
[ snip]



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