Re: Breach of MS guidelines?

Date: 2012-11-16 11:07 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
> But "if (string!=magicLetterSequence) then { error }" Really?

Still better than some regular BIOS doing:
"if (opcode_at_mbr+0x0C != microsoft_mbr_opcode) then { not_bootable }"
Comparing strings is bad, comparing hexadecimal values of opcodes is really bad...
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