Category Archives: DOS Extenders

Book Review: Unauthorized Windows 95

A Few Decades Late Book Reviews Unauthorized Windows 95 Developer’s Resource Kit, by Andrew Schulman IDG Books, November 1994; 593 pages, ISBN 1-56884-305-4; $39.99 A testimony to the incredible level of hype surrounding Microsoft’s “Chicago”, Unauthorized Windows 95 was published nearly a year before … Continue reading

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Floating-Point Exceptions and DOS Extenders

Recently I had a need to test the behavior of floating-point exceptions (FPEs) in environments where traditional FPE reporting is used. To briefly recap, in the original PC equipped with an 8088/8087 pair, floating-point exceptions, which are generally asynchronous events, were … Continue reading

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