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  • #Redirect [[Why did IBM choose DOS?]]
    37 bytes (6 words) - 21:15, 24 June 2019
  • ...rs (their mainframes), and in came Bill Gates. This is that story. Why did IBM choose Microsoft DOS? ...rity to sign an NDA so they told IBM to go away and come back another day. IBM felt slighted and went back to Microsoft, and at that point Gates made a pi
    12 KB (2,063 words) - 21:16, 24 June 2019

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  • #Redirect [[Why did IBM choose DOS?]]
    37 bytes (6 words) - 21:15, 24 June 2019
  • ...eek was the 20 years anniversary of the "PC", and it was, if you think the IBM PC was the beginning of the computer or personal computer revolution. But o ...de bigger computers (mainframes), and they didn't like the competition. So IBM created a rogue group, to make one of these "little" computers.
    4 KB (763 words) - 15:05, 18 June 2019
  • ...champion when it defeated Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov. And in 2011, IBM's Watson won the TV Quiz Show Jeopardy by beating reigning champions Brad R
    3 KB (451 words) - 13:01, 12 November 2019
  • ...go in an bully people that were buying computers or consulting into buying IBM, by using "FUD". * Oh, you want to buy from competitor-X, well are they as big as IBM?
    6 KB (1,046 words) - 18:02, 15 April 2018
  • ...rs (their mainframes), and in came Bill Gates. This is that story. Why did IBM choose Microsoft DOS? ...rity to sign an NDA so they told IBM to go away and come back another day. IBM felt slighted and went back to Microsoft, and at that point Gates made a pi
    12 KB (2,063 words) - 21:16, 24 June 2019
  • ...perText that had been around since the 1970's in something called SGML for IBM's documents, and been implemented already in Apple's HyperCard, and created
    2 KB (384 words) - 23:16, 4 February 2019
  • Even Solaris (Sun), HP/UX (Hewlet Packard), AIX (IBM) and IRIX (SGI) are considered UNIX to me, and gawd knows that'll trigger m
    2 KB (276 words) - 15:55, 4 August 2019
  • ...web browser - An idea created by Tim Bernes Lee at Cern -- by ripping off IBM's SGML, and Apple's HyperCard and other hypertext. The implementation of Sa ...on - Bell Labs in the 50's and 60's, then a little DARPA in the 70's, then IBM and Dragon Systems, and so on. So a teeny bit of government in an ocean of
    6 KB (838 words) - 16:39, 6 April 2019
  • ...siness. Well one thing lead to another, and Bill got a visit from IBM. And IBM chose a product that Bill didn't even have, and gave him an awesome contrac ...product for yourself, and let you borrow the biggest name in the business (IBM's) for your own success.
    21 KB (3,802 words) - 21:48, 29 January 2019
  • My understanding is that Governments, IBM and Google already have machines that could defeat our secure networks (and ...zons-new-blockchain-service-competes-with-similar-products-from-oracle-and-ibm/
    3 KB (406 words) - 18:10, 29 April 2018
  • ...itchen) to actually focus on any one thing. The same happened with most of IBM's PC efforts. If you are working on new things, you need a few smart people
    12 KB (2,188 words) - 21:29, 8 May 2018
  • ...ommercial Operating Systems of the time (70's and early 80's) like MVS for IBM, VMS for DEC, AOS/VS for DataGeneral, and so on, were all more powerful, be ...e it couldn't compete with the likes of Apple/Microsoft/IBM any other way. IBM, Microsoft and circumstance had successfully choked all the other Operating
    11 KB (1,989 words) - 18:20, 4 August 2019
  • ...Windows Operating System. It was far inferior to Mac -- but it ran on any IBM-compatible PC, while the Mac had its own hardware (Computer). This meant th
    4 KB (720 words) - 13:48, 7 November 2019
  • ...omatically (unless they're something totaly new). When Apple, Motorola and IBM designed the PowerPC processor in 1994 they pre-designed in 64 bit modes, e
    5 KB (823 words) - 18:02, 15 April 2018
  • ...ompusound was going out of business. It was the start of the shift towards IBM-PC's, and away from Commodores. But I was able to go on and get some softwa
    9 KB (1,709 words) - 20:03, 8 October 2019
  • .... IBM was more the "over-engineering" strategy. It used to have joked that IBM's process consisted of "Ready.. Aim...Aim... Aim... Aim...", whereas Apples
    15 KB (2,656 words) - 19:56, 22 June 2019
  • ...e running. Better than Windows, far better than Mac, and nearly as good as IBM mainframe type solutions. This stuff is robust. On a desktop and in many ot
    5 KB (938 words) - 17:15, 4 August 2019
  • ...arch and do all sorts of things. I did network testing, and read all about IBM's SNA protocols and laughed that they were still using EBCDIC, and created
    12 KB (2,117 words) - 21:40, 16 June 2019
  • ...airline reservation system (SABRE) started connecteing mainframes in 1960. IBM had their SNA protocol since 1974, and was interconnecting far bigger netwo In the 1960's, IBM took an older concept of creating a standard markup language (lexicon) to s
    16 KB (2,582 words) - 20:03, 8 October 2019
  • ...th. Just because IBM uses it, doesn't mean you should, remember, you're no IBM. They can afford a lot bigger mistakes, and they pay a lot for "safe". You
    22 KB (3,877 words) - 18:10, 29 April 2018
  • ...-- so others could make replacement parts (like they were ripping off the IBM PC Clones).
    8 KB (1,453 words) - 11:56, 30 April 2020
  • ...ers, and a few Micros (back when PC's meant personal computers -- not just IBM-PC's). I went mostly for the Micros (Commodore PET's -- I liked the power o
    24 KB (4,419 words) - 09:17, 9 October 2019
  • ...nd expensive. The only company that has successfully followed this path is IBM on their mainframes; another market where legacy matters more than costs, a
    12 KB (2,083 words) - 15:03, 30 June 2019
  • Many private companies like IBM, HP, Xerox and Digital Equipment all started making their networks also wor
    12 KB (2,059 words) - 18:02, 15 April 2018
  • * Steve Jobs thought Apple and IBM would emerge as the only computer suppliers
    11 KB (1,892 words) - 22:37, 26 August 2019
  • ...as exclusively a language and OS company. A few short years before a cushy IBM deal, Microsoft only made languages. I remember -- I was around for all of
    14 KB (2,490 words) - 09:42, 12 June 2019