Re: When MS Was Good
"MS once sold and supported some of the best in the industry"
Are you posting from some parallel universe, cause I remember things differently.
"Eventually MS began competing with the tools that ran on their operating system. Their tools were horrid by comparison, but for some reason they beat out the competition for sales".
From the Microsoft Lexicon: 'competing for sales' == 'screwing over your business partners'.
"Joint Development Agreement between International Business Machines and Microsoft"
"we need to focus on .. establishing OS/2 as the next standard in personal computing" Bill Gates
"I was super enthustiac that we shipped OS/2" Steve Ballmer
"The demos of OS/2 were excellent, crashing the system had the intended effect -- to FUD OS/2 2.0."
'OS/2 "Crush" will focus .. to stop IBM from further successful promotion of OS/2.'
"It's pretty clear we need to make sure Windows 3.1 only runs on top of MS DOS or an OEM version of it," David Cole
Microsoft Litigation ...