From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Mon 24 May 1999 - 12:31:53 IST
Mike Knell burst across the net:
>In case it's escaped your notice, the MS mouse protocol (as they were
>among the first people to produce rodents for the PC, at least in the
>mass market) is a de-facto industry standard, and has been for a
actually, i think logitech was on the scene long before them. good
chance kensington was as well. i remember being surprised the first time
i saw an ms mouse.
>Actually, their mice aren't bad. Certainly comfortable. Microsoft's
>hardware isn't bad, on the whole.
but like their software it shows up after the market's been proven
(ie the risks are negligable). hardware developers reluctance to give
out info probably relates to ms. i was talking with a guy from ati
a few years back and he was saying how ms demanded source for the drivers
if they were to be distributed with windows 95, and that they had
frequent problems with ms putting out modified versions of their
drivers with games (another advantage that ms has over game
developers). the rumors at the time had ms dealing with some
other h/w company about coming out with an ms video card (which i
have yet to see, so i suppose he was just a tad paranoid), and
they were worried that ms was using their source to understand their
amazing how many sections of industry ms can effect.
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