Re: Platform of choice

Subject: Re: Platform of choice
From: David Jones <dvjones -at- KSBE -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 14:29:01 -1000

One minor matter of timing had a big impact on OS/2 getting going. It
came out at a time when memory prices were at an all time high ...
Which made switching to OS/2 a very expensive proposition.

From someone happily running OS/2 since v2.1.

On 11 Feb 97 at 13:23, 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!

David Jones, Technical Writer
dvjones -at- ksbe -dot- edu

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