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"No, instead until Windows XP ships for the Wintel group, you have DOS hidden away under Win95, 98, ME, NT and Win2k..."

Not totally correct.

True - Microsoft's consumer operating systems (Windows 3.x, 9.x & ME) incorporate 16bit legacy (MS-DOS) code. However, since its release in '93, Windows NT has been a totally 32bit OS - with no DOS underpinnings. Windows XP will be Microsoft's first "consumer" operating system built on top of the NT kernel and free from any legacy code.

Furthermore, since its release in '93, NT has offered memory protection and full preemptive multitasking - basic features of a modern OS that only now is being made available to the Mac via OS X.

Note - since I have absolutely no interest in AAPL as an investment, I don't usually post on this board. But your misinformation needed clearing up.

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