Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

You have to define a bit more what you mean by any of those terms. My linux laptop and android phone happily perform as well as any other system in any of those 3 areas you mentioned, and do so with plenty of mobility. But then again, I wasn't subscribed to Linux Journal so who knows...

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