posted by Eugenia Loli on Mon 26th Jan 2004 18:40 UTC, submitted by Tom Adelstein
IconKnowProse discusses a story revisited from 1999 which sounds as current today as it did five years ago. Here's the full story and here's an excerpt: "Most of the people now using GNU/Linux never heard of VisiCalc. A few probably heard of Lotus 1-2-3. They may even crack jokes about OS/2, though they may never have actually seen it. Wordperfect and Wordstar are alien words to many computer users now - including the younger generation of advocates of Free Software and Open Source. But the history Tom writes of is very important - because every single application he mentions that was squashed by Microsoft was, in fact, squashed by Microsoft. Some call it business. Others call it War. And recent world events seem to prove that neither is mutually exclusive."
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