Push start to shut down !

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by Cruisin Sloth, May 4, 2012.

  1. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    "Windows - A thirty-two bit extension and GUI shell to a sixteen bit patch to an eight bit operating system originally coded for a four bit microprocessor and sold by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition."
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    That they didn't invent in the first place..... .....YMMV....
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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    As I understand it, Gates bought the rights to CPM, tweaked it and rebadged it as MSDOS. He then worked his butt off marketing it on the crest of a personal computing wave in an alliance with with IBM's PC architecture. Even Windows was developed on the shoulders of earlier inventive chaps who had devised GUI software much earlier than Microsoft did.
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Nope, it wasn't CPM, it was a development product, just being finished, by an outfit called Seattle Computing.... and He just bought an UNLIMITED Distribution and Development License, not "All the Rights" to the software....
    They went bankrupt, a few years later, and Uncle Billy... Well the rest is history....
    Windoz was a "Functional Knock Off" of the Mac OS by Apple, and not a very good one at that. It came along 2 years after the Mac came out in 1984. Un
  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I stand corrected

    I stand corrected on CPM. Though I had seen GUI software well before 1984 using Commodore 64/128 OS architecture.
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