history is hard (was: Microsoft open sources GWBASIC)

Ali cctalk at ibm51xx.net
Mon May 25 15:21:03 CDT 2020

>I hadn't thought about IBMCACHE.SYS in *years*.  I wrote it in its>entirety (there's even a patent that covers some of its operation). I>was in an AdTech (Advanced Technology) group at the time and was>looking at how to make disk operations faster in >DOS at the time when I>came up with the idea.>There was a *huge* battle within IBM on if it >should be released and in>order to do so, it was fairly well hidden.Guy,It is so well hidden I don't think I have ever seen it. Was it part of pc-dos? If so what version?-Ali

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