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 Phobos on Wed 28th May 2008 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Finally"
Phobos
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2008-04-30

that bit is correct, but the previous claim that "IBM lack of support" was the reason for the split is not true.

the wikipedia article shows the reason of the split from MS' angle, but in reality, MS just saw that they would have much higher profit if they went on by themselves... and also is the cause of their office monopoly, after having sent all the competing companies to develop for OS/2, windows market was alone for themselves....

about all the other comments on MS copying, I would recommend to take a look at RoughlyDrafted.com... some interesting articles are:
http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2007/09/10/office-wars-3-how-microsof...
http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2007/09/19/office-wars-4-microsofts-a...
http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2007/08/18/sco-linux-and-microsoft-in...

and many more, look for yourselves

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