Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:32 UTC, submitted by Idefix
OSNews, Generic OSes Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn't do... Today, there's only one operating system: Unix (okay, there are two, but we'll get to that). This is why I contend that the OS doesn't matter - or that we need to take another look at the word's content, at what we mean when we say 'Operating System'.
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RE[2]: Once upon time...
by r_a_trip on Tue 5th Oct 2010 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Once upon time..."
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Of course MS had an iron grip on the market back then and that didn't help things, but ultimately JLG bet the farm on becoming an Internet Appliance developer with BeIA and that backfired. JLG was just too far ahead of his time. No one had broadband and Facebook addiction wasn't invented yet.

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