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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 08:19 AM

15. Yes, but did you put a Dell-branded WINDOWS OS on a different brand Computer?

That's what I wonder. I'm not talking about a Dell-branded NON-OS Windows software program going on another brand of computer. Only the stand-alone complete and original full installation Windows OS (whatever version) is at question here. For me at least.

Of course I realize time's change, and Microsoft has indeed seen a few lawsuits over the years. But what I speak of, at least in the early years, was considered impossible. Unless maybe even back then you built a brand new machine completely from scratch, in which case a computer company branded Windows OS full installation disk might not have anything to fight with. But I can't speak to that, because even in the early years of DOS, I never built my own computer from the ground up.

Quick funny story for you, though: One time I had a naggy tech question about DOS and decided the way to get effective support might be to talk to a magnet school's computer guru. The receptionist kept asking me if DOS was supposed to be one of the students at that school, because she could find no such name on the records. When I finally got through to their computer teacher AT A CHARTER MAGNET SCHOOL, he understood the difference between students and operating systems but still had never heard of DOS either. That's when I gave up.

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