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Re: Derivative effects.

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 07:21:02 -0500 (EST), 
brownh@hartford-hwp.com (Haines Brown) wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20040125122102.EA6D5210@teufel.hartford-hwp.com>:

> > On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 10:43:56PM -0800, Day Brown wrote:
> > > Linux comes from Unix, which was designed for mainframes.
> > > windows comes from dos, which was designed for personal desktops.
> > 
> > Well technically Unix was designed for mid-sized computers...
> And wasn't DOS designed for the workstation? The adaptation of DOS for
> personal use I associate with Windows 3.1, while OS/2 was a
> (object-oriented) GUI for the workstation.

..OS/2 is/was IBM's 2'nd major shot at PC OS'es, Microsoft killed it
with their no-dualboot OEM licensing, I first saw it in an IBM laptop,
(the thinkpad with the folding winged keyboard, I set it up for a
client) where you had to _choose_ which OS to install, and which to
wipe, the client made the mistake of making me choose Wintendo95.

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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