Windows 98 Easter Egg - Reference to Wassily Kandinsky in Setup

In the actual Windows 98 setup files, there is a file called "DOSSETUP.BIN". If you look at the contents of this file with Notepad, Wordpad, DOS's EDIT, or any other text editor, you will find the following phrase near the end of the file:

Wassily Kandinsky was the great Russian painter who participated in the Expressionist movement in Germany, taught at the Bauhaus, and edited the Blue Rider Almanac.

(?!?!?!?!?!) My personal opinion about this is entirely expressed, in the same file, some lines below that phrase:

hahahahahahaha

(I tried to send this some days ago, but I failed to do it.)

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 03-06-2001
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Special Requirements: Windows 98 setup files, any text editor (like Notepad)
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Kircus writes:
It's in Windows Me as well.
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Shae writes:
Hey, I found it. Very cool, how in the world did you find this? peacemonkey, do a search for the file, open with word. You can then go under edit and find and type his name in.
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The DougMan writes:
somebody was VERY VERY bored! P S the date 1992 is mentioned in there -- why would a file THAT old still be used in the setup program?
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Dew70427 writes:
hahahahaha is in 98 but i can't find it in Me...
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The DOSSETUP.BIN file is located on the \Win98 directory of the Windows 98 CD-ROM. If you do as I did and copied the CD-ROM to the hard drive (the WHOLE CD-ROM, not just the .CAB files) it will be in the directory that you put the CD-ROM into, in a subdirectory named Win98. For example, I copied my Windows 98 CD-ROM in a folder called C:\Win98, so my DOSSETUP.BIN file is in C:\Win98\Win98.
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For those of you who can't find it just open the file and hit Ctrl+f and it will bring up the find text menu type in .Russian. without the periods and BADABAM...there you have it......this egg was a useless thing some dorky programmer put in there because that line of text before it needed alot of spaces and mumbojumbo inbetween the next line of code so i suppose that crackhead just popped that in there
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fridelain writes:
It's also present in the setup files of Windows 3.11
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zerocool writes:
SeKtOr go to the search box in the top right corner of the page and type: "funky camel" (no speech marks) and wait
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burbble writes:
Wow, I wonder why its in there? Is the offset that its at (00014333) signifficant to anything that you know of? BTW, "hahahahahaha" isn't in the file... -Burbble
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EGGERMAN! writes:
hey, peacemonkey: the directory is C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\dossetup.bin it'll probably say open with... then select word or notepad
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GreenThing writes:
I suppose it doesn't work on windows XP??
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Fred McMack writes:
It also works in Win Me. Pretty neat.
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stufftrading writes:
This egg may have also come about while the much-discussed programmer above (or is that below? Can't tell whether this post goes to top or bottom LOL) was researching something else and inadvertently pasted it into the incorrect window...we are, after all, merely human :))
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duck my sick writes:
I have Windows 98 SE and cant find it, should I have this file?
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Rebecca writes:
:-D I have Windows ME and found the Kandinski reference--not the "hahahaha," though.
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That's cool! I usually thought about easter eggs being in files where you can only see them as messages in Hex Editors or in Notepad. I think they're great, like in the IRC easter egg section, there are a few.
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