Windes ME

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <>
Date: Wed Jan 24 13:31:51 2001

On 24 Jan 2001, Iggy Drougge wrote:

> >What? GEOS was never owned by Microsoft. GEM belonged to Digital Research
> >and I would be shocked to hear they were bought by Microsoft.
> GEOS and GEM are not the same. GEOS was developed by Berkeley Softworks,
> wasn't it?

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that they were.

GEOS was developed by Berkeley Softworks, and later became known as
Geoworks, Inc. The company still exists, developing software for 'smart
phones' based on GEOS 3.0. What was known as "Geoworks Ensemble" was sold
in its entirety to NewDeal, Inc. who curently support and sell the latest
iteration of same. I believe their product is called "NewDeal Office" and
a free trial is available from this URL:

You mentioned GEOS and GEM, and in the same breath about something being
owned by Microsoft, and I couldn't figure out what you were referring to.
If Microsoft bought DRI, I never heard about it. They certainly never
bought Geoworks, Inc.

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