From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain alphyra.ie)
Date: Thu 28 Jun 2001 - 23:10:27 IST
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, kevin lyda wrote:
> no, because they weren't interested in providing tech support for
> the masses.
shame... because someone was bound to do it. And they did, and we're
stuck with Wintel.
> and the idea that the masses would *want* a computer was a bit
> of a stretch at the time. in fact it still is.
not really. it was plain obvious. indeed, the drive towards personal
computing was already underway.
(when did the Apple Mac][ come out? 1984 or something? Did SGI even
exist then? Did Sun?)
things could be so much different if one of the giants, eg HP IBM or
DEC had decided to chase the mass-market. Eg, if IBM had gone to some
kind of Unix by subcontracting out the development of an entirely new
32bit, multitasking, OS with GUI to a unix house instead of MS.
if only.. if only if only..
> again, sun is aiming for a different market. good for them.
of course. too late now.
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