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 PostPost subject: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:17 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:24 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:33 pm 
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Looks interesting. Where'd you find it?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:39 pm 
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(19:22:23) (~OBattler) look at the artifacts on the bottom
(19:22:31) (~OBattler) those happen when someone alters the size of the logo file
(19:22:36) (~OBattler) without correctly updating the code inside

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:46 pm 
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The Distractor wrote:
Looks fake...

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(19:22:23) (~OBattler) look at the artifacts on the bottom
(19:22:31) (~OBattler) those happen when someone alters the size of the logo file
(19:22:36) (~OBattler) without correctly updating the code inside


That's entirely possible, but the most common occurrence of those weird characters is when starting Windows 1.x on a recent DOS system.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:10 pm 
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- xelloss: No, all that would cause is the rendering to be wrong. It wouldn't cause characters from beyond the logo to be rendered. Notice how the version string is 1 character longer than in regular 1.03.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:07 pm 
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so are we calling Fake or Real?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:29 pm 
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I think this is fake, for reasons explained above.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:51 pm 
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The best way is to upload it as disk image or file.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:57 pm 
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- xelloss: No, all that would cause is the rendering to be wrong. It wouldn't cause characters from beyond the logo to be rendered. Notice how the version string is 1 character longer than in regular 1.03.

I can't compare the two situations but believe you :-)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:36 pm 
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- xelloss: No, all that would cause is the rendering to be wrong. It wouldn't cause characters from beyond the logo to be rendered.

That does not mean it's fake. They also appear in Windows 1.03 RTM when the DOS version is incorrect:

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:44 pm 
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- xelloss: No, all that would cause is the rendering to be wrong. It wouldn't cause characters from beyond the logo to be rendered.

That does not mean it's fake. They also appear in Windows 1.03 RTM when the DOS version is incorrect:


And it says "incorrect DOS version" in the picture before the strange characters.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:25 pm 
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That does not mean it's fake.

Moreover, Microsoft Windows 1.03 (1.03.04) for DEC Rainbow can be found on BA ftp. Probably beta of this version existed as well (and maybe not DEC Rainbow only).


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Actually, I have to apologize. I was indeed wrong. The artifacts on the bottom are due to the Windows being run on the incorrect DOS version. A tampered with logo would actually render incorrectly starting from top, offset by some pixels. So this doesn't seem to have been tampered with.

I also wonder, what does the logo of that DEC Rainbow Windows actually say? Someone could have simply attempted to run that on a regular PC, and ended up with that logo.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 1.03 Beta?        Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:11 pm 
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The DEC Rainbow graphics adapter is entirely incompatible with CGA so I doubt it would display anything.


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