Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2008 03:15 UTC
Windows I personally doubted that Windows 7 would make an actual appearance during the Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer joint interview up on stage at the D6 conference, but as it turns out, it has made an appearance. During an interview conducted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Ballmer and Gates' past, present, and future, a short demo was given of Windows 7.
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RE[6]: Finally
by phoenix on Wed 28th May 2008 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Finally"
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Is everything in a Wiki precisely true?

Maybe not everything, but this bit is. There are several book from this time period that cover the early development of NT. NT originally supported multiple "modes" or "skins" (forget the official term). The default was to be the OS/2 one, but mid-way through development, when Windwos 3.1 took off, MS split from IBM and development the Windows "face".

When NT 3 shipped, it could run OS/2 programs, Windows 3.1 programs, Windows NT programs, and POSIX programs. It also ran on PPC, MIPS, Alpha, x86, and I think a few more.

It wasn't until Windows 2000 that OS/2 support was dropped from NT.

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