Unix [was: do...until wisdom needed...]

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.nospamnet
Tue May 15 20:34:38 CEST 2001


In article <u1ypxvuwx.fsf at roundpoint.com>, ben.hutchings at roundpoint.com 
says...
> Darren New <dnew at san.rr.com> writes:
> 
> > Douglas Alan wrote:
> > >  DOS, which was the competition at the time, not Windoze 3.1,
> > 
> > Actually, I think Windows 1 was out much earlier than windows 3. DOS was
> > just the *successful* competition from Microsoft. ;-) And of course
> > Xenix was around there somewhere too.
> 
> Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.  I've never used it, but it was
> apparently quite useless.  I remember Windows 2.0, though; in my
> experience, people whose computers came with it pre-installed kept it
> only so they could play the games that were included.
> 
> 
I started using Windows 2.11 about 1987 or '88, just a month or two 
before Windows 3.0 came out to the best of my recollection. If it had not 
been for 3.0, we would have abandoned Windows altogther. 2.11 was so bad 
it wouldn't even boot reliably.

Dave LeBlanc



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