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Re: [LUG] today's meets and some observations etc.
On Tuesday 28 September 2004 10:37, Grant Sewell wrote:
If others had come up with a competitor
product to DOS when MS were still in their infancy then we would have a
more even market today. Sadly it didn't happen.
I thought they did, there was DOS, DRDOS and MSDOS. I think once
Microsoft got the market share they put "things" in their OS so the
others would not allways work, forcing the user down the MS path.
And if I remember correctly, they carried on this practise into the early
Windows systems. You would hear of people having problems installing
Windows 3 onto a machine with anything other than MSDOS. And also some
Windows based applications were targeted: In some cases installing an
office suite that was not MS would cause one or two "glitches".
<sarcasm>Oh, how times have changed</sarcasm>
Mmm..M$ appear "worried" by Adobe Creative Suite and Quark,too.
I could never make up my mind whether the absent .dlls were missing because
Adobe expected them to be there already,or the Adobe installer messed up.
If you install Quark/Adobe on a Mac no such vital .dlls get
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