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For all my Macolatrous friends

A look at a world without Windows, thanks to Loyd Case at extremetech.com. People do a lot of pissing & moaning about Windows, Microsoft and all their shortcomings, but as Jerry Pournelle points out in his essay on the Great Divorce between IBM and Microsoft, the good old days were not always good...and Case does a fine and snarky job of showing us the World Next Door where Gates lost his bet.

Via Good Morning Silicon Valley, last seen in these pages as a source for Bill Gates beefcake pics.

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michaellee
Oct. 14th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
My general thought if Microsoft hadn't existed, someone else would have taken their place, and I would imagine things would have gone a similar route. Even, perhaps, Apple -- which has more than it's own share of monopolistic traits, after all.



wombat_socho
Oct. 14th, 2005 11:28 am (UTC)
It was steam engine time, eh? I suppose that's possible, but there were a number of other software companies in the same position as Microsoft and none of them (for whatever reason) saw fit to come out with a GUI anything like Apple's, much less a set of business software to run with it.
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