Did MS Invent Anything?

Saturday October 17th, 1998

George Giannukos writes in with a link to an interesting article at PCWeek regarding Microsoft. George writes, "This is the first computer site telling it how it is! Finally, a computer site that is brave enough to bash Microsoft for all its illegal, anti-competitive practices..."

We've all known this for a while, but George is right - this is the first time I've seen this detailed in a major industry magazine.

On a side note, since the MS antitrust case directly affects this community, we'll be doing sporadic updates on the state of the case. Since most industry news sites don't have a talkback feature, we'll be linking to major updates from this site so we have a forum to talk.

#6 Re:Did MS Invent Anything?

by arielb

Sunday October 18th, 1998 9:50 PM

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I think Microsoft came up with alt-tab switching and the use of keyboard shortcuts so you could do everything without a mouse. I also think that without Microsoft, we wouldn't have affordable computers today because they decided to do operating systems only instead of a OS/hardware solution (such as Apple,IBM,Commodore,Atari,Sun,etc). That way you could choose from hundreds of pc makers and everything would work because they all used the same OS. That's a big innovation and even today, Apple refuses to let go. Times have changed and MS Windows isn't the only OS that's not tied to a specific hardware solution.