1996-05-03 - Re: The Joy of Java

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From: “Bruce M.” <brucem@wichita.fn.net>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-05-03 06:20:57 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 14:20:57 +0800

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From: "Bruce M." <brucem@wichita.fn.net>
Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 14:20:57 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: The Joy of Java
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On Wed, 1 May 1996, Dr. Dimitri Vulis wrote:

> 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.)

    I always had been under the impression that they charged a hundred 
dollars or more for CPM as opposed to DOS which was also a major reason 
for its popularity.

Bruce Marshall