[clug-talk] OT: A history lesson
sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Dec 17 15:28:50 PST 2006
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I came across this article today and thought it was great background for
the tech industry as we move forward.
It gives a bit of a history lesson regarding MS, and it's "cairo"
concpet/product, then relates that to Longhorn/Vista. In the process it
describes other vendors and products that were involved at the time
(Apple, NExT, etc.)
One of the many great quotes there:
"Looking back, while it appears Microsoft has shipped regular products,
in reality what it has shipped in the last two decades of Windows has
been a series of apologetic stopgaps without ever being ready and able
to ship what it actually promised to deliver.
Those placeholder products were far inferior to what competitors were
offering. They were actually far inferior in many cases to products that
predated them by many years."
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