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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8499859.stm

Are they killing the ability to run DOS apps?
        
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Depends on what they mean by "address".  If they kill DOS apps there's
always VirtualBox with a DOS machine inside, although file access would
be problematical.

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More info.
http://rixstep.com/1/20100120,00.shtml

Some trickiness between calling NTVDM, setting special segment values and
interrupt handling, I suppose. Ooh, one of the links provides example
code -- BBC is pretty late on this being news, it dates back to June!

Tim

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On 5 Feb., 16:31, Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-I...@My-Web-
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doubt it, the way I understand it is that the very old piece of code
that
implements bios calls and such by trapping certain, normally illegal,
direct memory accesses, has a bug that makes it possible to get kernel
privileges
in a user program.

So it "just" needed to be fixed so that it still provide the bios
calls and such, but
doesn't let a program mess with the kernel

-Lasse

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On Fri, 5 Feb 2010 10:31:11 -0800 (PST), " snipped-for-privacy@fonz.dk"

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  Finally...  someone with half a brain.

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On Feb 5, 7:31A0%am, Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-I...@My-Web-
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No, they just wont work on Windows.

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