Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 12th Jan 2004 05:21 UTC, submitted by Simon Strandgaard
OSNews, Generic OSes When new operating systems gets designed today, great systems such as Amiga, Atari and VMS, seems to get overlooked in regard to their original features not found on other OSes. It might be time to collect and categorize those special unique features under the great/lost ideas wiki, so new OSes don't have to re-invent the wheel and re-innovate.
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by Manik on Tue 13th Jan 2004 11:46 UTC

Too bad the IT world is filled with people who practice the "Not Invented Here" syndrome. Microsoft had a perfectly good UNIX and all they needed was to bolt a nice GUI onto it. Had they done that we would have had a rock solid operating system by 1995 but instead they re-invented the wheel in the form of Windows NT

I believe they wanted to make a Desktop VMS, a very good idea per se, and probably Dave Cutler was hurried by the marketing department and couldn't do as he wanted (@ SteveD).