From: HAMILTON,DAVID (HP-Ireland,ex2) (david_hamilton3 at domain hp.com)
Date: Thu 28 Jun 2001 - 13:42:58 IST
I seem to remember that the only part of the original IBM PC which only IBM
had knowledge of was the BIOS.
Our friends in Compaq then reverse engineered the BIOS, helping to force the
out-pouring of clones all aver the place.
One IBM knew that they had lost their hold, they released a lot more info.
That's AFAIR anyway,
Senior Technical Consultant
From: bscanlan at domain irish-times.com [mailto:bscanlan at domain irish-times.com]
Sent: 28 June 2001 13:37
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: SV: [ILUG] Yes, Ransom Love IS a parasite.
On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 01:12:06PM +0100, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> Of course - had Apple set up its OS in such a way that you could have
> "Apple Compatible" machines, it would probably be the dominant desktop OS
> vendor right now.
I was under the impression that IBM were responsible for the opening of
their PC standard.
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