IBM, Software Firm Take Linux-Based System To Street
lbarnes at san.rr.com
Tue Aug 28 18:37:58 PDT 2001
Carl Kuck wrote:
> JHRIV wrote:
> IBM was upset, and came out with MicroChannel. heh, that went over like
> >a lead balloon. IBM cannot regain control of the PC market.
> Actually, the MicroChannel bus was pretty cool, but IBM got greedy
> and wanted too much money for licensing it, which in turn spawned
> VESA (VLB), EISA, and eventually PCI.
I think John's point (which Carl really underlines rather than
disputes) is that the preponderance of HW and SW technologies
that have succeeded in becoming de facto standards have been
practically or actually Open. I read a compelling analysis on
M$'s rise that made the point that both M$ Basic and MSDOS (which
made the company what it is) were so easily and frequently copied
that they made M$ dominant.
Food for thought, anyway.
Lan Barnes lbarnes at san.rr.com
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