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108 votes

Why didn't Windows 98 need the "Starting Windows 98..." screen?

69 votes

Why does Windows 1.01 crash at the splash screen?

63 votes
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Why does DOS ask for the current date and time upon booting?

57 votes
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Why were single quotes ('…') chosen for characters, and double quotes ("…") for strings?

57 votes
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Did INI files work in a different way on Windows 3.x than today?

49 votes
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How did varargs in C develop?

48 votes

How fast were BASIC interpreters in the 80s? (Is this optimization for speed really necessary?)

48 votes
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Which font with slashed zero is being used in this screengrab?

45 votes

Why did fonts in Windows 1.01's Write application look so poor?

44 votes
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How does this 8080 code perform division with remainder?

43 votes

How did anti-Y2K-bug boards work?

43 votes

What algorithm did Microsoft use to dither colour in early versions of Windows?

42 votes

How can I play QBasic Nibbles on a modern machine?

41 votes
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Where did the term ‘blue screen of death’ come from?

40 votes
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What 8086 instructions accept REP?

36 votes

How can I extract the contents of a Windows 3.1 (16-bit) game EXE file?

36 votes

What did SULFNBK.EXE actually do?

35 votes
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What aspect of portable floating point did Java back down on?

34 votes

What is the source of the Apple logo?

32 votes
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Did MS-DOS itself ever use blinking text?

31 votes

What does this line: `T=C/2=INT(C/2)` do? Why is it valid syntax?

31 votes
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What MIDI sound font does mGBA use?

30 votes

Why can't I invoke the next interrupt service by incrementing the AX register after calling the same interrupt?

29 votes
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Why is MS-DOS not able to read partitions starting at logical sector 0?

26 votes
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How does Windows 9x determine which disk drivers correspond to which BIOS disks/DOS drive letters?

24 votes
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Who are the people associated with Simula, Assembler and Fortran in this video?

24 votes
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How can a protected-mode Watcom C program access memory that a real-mode interrupt service returned in a segment:offset register pair?

23 votes
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What causes the glitchy sound when a GBA cartridge is removed?

23 votes

In what language(s) is the return value set by assigning to the function’s name?

22 votes
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How did Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages know it was running on a Game Boy Advance?