Re: Hating Microsoft (was: Rejuvenation of Apple)

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 02 Jan 1997 20:00:48 -0500

Ray Peck wrote:
> Richard Brodie writes:
> >One ironic note in the Apple-vs.-Microsoft struggle is that many people
> >don't realize that Microsoft is and always has been the No.1 vendor of
> >Mac software! We put IBM software on hold in the mid-'80s to do Mac
> >first.
> Yes. This just before telling all the application vendors that OS/2
> was the way to go, developing all the Windows application software
> themselves, and (virtually) killing off OS/2.
> It's this sort of predatory practice that makes me, um, uncomfortable
> with Microsoft.

The death of OS/2 had a lot more to do with predatory fear at IBM over
being dominated by its onetime subcontractor.


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