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The PC world might have looked very different today had Kildall’s Digital Research prevailed as the operating system of choice for personal computers. DRI offered manufacturers the same low-cost licensing model which Bill Gates is today credited with inventing by sloppy journalists - only with far superior technology. DRI’s roadmap showed a smooth migration to reliable multi-tasking, and in GEM, a portable graphical environment which would undoubtedly have brought the GUI to the low-cost PC desktop years before Microsoft’s Windows finally emerged as a standard.
But then Kildall was motivated by technical excellence, not by the need to dominate his fellow man.
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Tagged as: CP/M, Digital Research, dos, history, microsoft, pc | Author: Martin Leyrer
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