From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Thu 28 Jun 2001 - 13:44:50 IST
On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 01:36:30PM +0100, bscanlan at domain irish-times.com mentioned:
> 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.
Hardly - IBM weren't going to do anything, until Compaq reverse
engineered the PC BIOS, and were able to produce MS-DOS compatible ones.
-- When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command: to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. " -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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