[Coco] RE: [Color Computer] Linux a cousin to OS-9

James the Animal Tamer emucompboy at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 25 19:00:17 EDT 2005

> Windows has not been a help to the Tech world its been a hindrance 

Up 'til September 1995 I would have agreed with you wholeheartedly.

Windows 95 actually worked, and people could use it, and programmers 
could develop applications for it.  A lot of people did.  And here we 
are today.  Bill would say that his company provided a useful standard 
interface so ordinary people could use computers.

You know it wasn't perfect.  You know it wasn't complete.  You know it 
looked a whole lot like OS/2 2.0.  But consumers and programmers didn't 
flock to OS/2 2.0 the way they flocked to Windows 95.  Now there are 
lots and lots of "Plug and Play" devices available for PCs running the 
successors to Windows 95.

I bought a nice scanner recently.  It came with a CD that had nice 
applications that under Windows (98 SE and newer).  There weren't any 
other CDs, with applications for competing operating systems.  That's 
the whole useful standardized interface working for me.

and now I've gone way way off topic.

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