[funsec] Hey old people

Drsolly drsollyp at drsolly.com
Wed Dec 21 17:14:43 CST 2005


In Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Drsolly wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Dec 2005, Nick FitzGerald wrote:
> 
> > Larry Seltzer wrote:
> > 
> > > Yeah, that's right, and it was one of the reasons DOS 2.0 was important.
> > > You might have noticed that EXE files begin with 'MZ' (and the DOS 2+ MCB
> > > chain uses M and Z as identifiers). These are vanity marks for Mark
> > > Zbikowski, lead programmer on DOS 2.0, but he wasn't even a Microsoft
> > > employee when DOS 1 was written.
> > 
> > So presumably LINK.EXE also first appeared in DOS 2.0 (or a later 
> > version)?
>  
> Unfortunately, I no longer have my PC Dos 1.1 diskette.
 
Ah! Found it.

http://www.geocities.com/thestarman3/DOS/ibm100/

link.exe was in PC Dos 1.0, 43264 bytes

Therefore, PC Dos 1.0 could run .exe files.
 



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