1996-05-02 - Re: The Joy of Java

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr. Dimitri Vulis)
To: abostick@netcom.com (Alan Bostick)
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UTC Datetime: 1996-05-02 07:18:03 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 2 May 1996 15:18:03 +0800

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr. Dimitri Vulis)
Date: Thu, 2 May 1996 15:18:03 +0800
To: abostick@netcom.com (Alan Bostick)
Subject: Re: The Joy of Java
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(No cryptorelevance, but neither is anything else on this list anymore)

abostick@netcom.com (Alan Bostick) writes:
> > to portability...what the world might have looked like for the past 15
> > years has the UCSD p-system succeeded instead of MS-DOS)
> What a horrifying thought!  UCSD p-system actually made MS-DOS look good.

My recollection is that when IBM first started selling IBM PC, they offered
a choice of (at least) 3 operating systems right from the start: UCSD p-system,
CP/M-86 or PC-DOS.  IBM didn't do anything to prompte PC-DOS over the other
two. It won fair and square in the marketplace because the other two were
even worse crap. (Later versions of CP/M-86 got much better.)


Dr. Dimitri Vulis
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