Microsoft Hatred FAQ

John Wingate johnww at
Sat Oct 15 17:55:14 CEST 2005

Peter T. Breuer <ptb at> wrote:
> 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, I was sitting
> at my Sun 360 workstation (with 4M of RAM, later upgraded to 8M),
> running SunOS 3.8 or thereabouts.

Peter, if you are serious, and not just pulling our legs, your memory is
failing.  MS-DOS 1.0 came out in August 1981; SunOS 3.0 in February 1986.
Sun Microsystems was incorporated (with four employees) in February 1982.
There never was a SunOS 3.8.  (SunOS 3.5 was succeeded by 4.0.)  And I'm
not sure what you mean by "Sun 360"--a Sun 3/60, maybe?

John Wingate                        Mathematics is the art which teaches
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