Re: Platform of choice

Subject: Re: Platform of choice
From: Bill Bledsoe <Bill -dot- Bledsoe -at- CMS-STL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 14:26:17 -0600

Wing, Michael J wrote:
>
> ><snip>
> >I'm not particularly dogmatic about it - my home box uses Win95. But
> >EVERY "groundbreaking" feature in Windows was implemented first in
> >either NeXTStep, OS/2 or MacOS. ActiveX? Gimme a break, they
> >piggybacked on work that Sun's been doing for most of the decade!
>
> Yet for some unfathomable reason neither NeXtStep, nor OS/2, nor MacOS
> has had nearly the success, market share, or acceptance that Windows has
> had (and still has). This despite their HUGE head start. Please
> explain. If Sun's been doing it for years, shouldn't they be dictating
> the 'de facto' OS standard?
>
> Pioneering a technology is one thing. Developing it and bringing it
> successfully to market is another. It looks like developing and
> controlling the market in operating systems were IBM's, Sun's, Apple's,
> and Next's to lose. They did!
>
> Mike Wing
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Mike, List,

give it a rest please! ;-<

Carry this on off-list some place... the os wars... the browser wars...
it is not TECHWR-L material... isn't there an unmoderated list some
place you can fight this out on...

By the way... when loading up the guns for a war about OS' and techie
stuff... don't get your facts "wrong" OLE did what you claimed only
Active X brought to MS Windows apps... and it did it before VBA.

gruntly,
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