Microsoft OSes

From: Bob Withers <>
Date: Wed Feb 4 18:50:59 1998

>The divergence from OS/2 and windows3.x was also influenced by MS getting
>Cutler an OS heavy that created DEC RSX-11 and early VMS incantations.
>the idea of NT was clean sheet 32bit OS with multitasking, multiprocessing
>and inherant networking all of which were glueons for windows. OS/2 was
>a different path from NT with a different base designer.

It is interesting that many of the error messages in the pre V3.1 beta releases
referred to OS/2. Maybe it was an almost clean room.

Received on Wed Feb 04 1998 - 18:50:59 GMT

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