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Re: Stuff from /bin, /sbin, /lib depending on /usr/lib libraries

On Aug 31, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> wrote:

> On 08/31/2012 11:39 AM, Serge wrote:
>> Many (most?) major successes in IT history were about inventing a good
>> standard communication interface to do things. IBM PC was successful
>> because it could be assembled from standard easily accessible components,
>> and was easy to upgrade by just replacing those components with newer
>> ones. That worked so good because there were standard interfaces for
>> devices (ISA, PCI, AGP, etc).
> This is quite off topic, but I don't think that's the reason. The reason why
> the PC platform won was because both Comodore and Atari failed because
> of stupid decisions. They were largely superior platforms at the time (both
> software and hardware) though, and a way cheaper.

Yes :(. Commodore died because their management was utter crap.

They basically killed every successful product they had (like the A500) and replaced them with ones that didn't sell well.

Plus they were stupid enough to let a huge business deal with Sun break who wanted to license Amigas as low-end Unix workstations.


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