Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Mike Meyer mwm at
Mon Oct 17 00:11:40 CEST 2005

"Peter T. Breuer" <ptb at> writes:
> In comp.os.linux.misc Jeroen Wenting <jwenting at hornet dot demon dot nl> wrote:
>> Without Microsoft 90% of us would never have seen a computer more powerful 
>> than a ZX-81 and 90% of the rest of us would never have used only dumb 
>> mainframe terminals.
> Uh - when microsoft produced dos 1.0, or whatever it was,

Just for the record, microsoft didn't "produce" - with the meaning
that they created it - dos 1.0; they "produced" - with the meaning
that they presented it - after buying it from Seattle Computer
Products, where it was known as QDOS, the Quick and Dirty Operating
System. MS bought it after promising IBM that MS had an 8088 OS to
sell IBM, which was a blatant lie.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.

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