Fw: Device drivers

Kelly Murray kem@Franz.COM
Thu, 01 May 1997 22:49:56 -0700

> ET> If we wrote the appropriate supporting code, we could use the
> ET> Windows device drivers directly and get the hardware manufacturers
> ET> to write device drivers for us for free.
> And these hardware manufacturers provide source code?

It wouldn't be needed.  What IS needed is "appropriate supporting
code", which means probably support for running 8-bit 8086 code,
or 16bit 80x286 code in REAL mode on the 386,
or other such incredibly insane stuff that makes UNIX look like rocket
science!  ;)