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[3]: Finally
by dlundh on Wed 28th May 2008 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Finally"
dlundh
Member since:
2007-03-29

NT was actually supposed to be OS2/NT, yet IBM failed to provide enough support on the project, and MS decided to go on their own.

Source for this outrageous claim?

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RE[4]: Finally
by siride on Wed 28th May 2008 13:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

It's well-documented on the Internet and elsewhere to the point that I thought it was common knowledge...until I saw your post.

You can start with the WikiPedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT

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RE[4]: Finally
by sukru on Wed 28th May 2008 15:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally"
sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

NT was actually supposed to be OS2/NT, yet IBM failed to provide enough support on the project, and MS decided to go on their own.

Source for this outrageous claim?


Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT#Development

When development started in November 1989, Windows NT was to be known as OS/2 3.0, the third version of the operating system developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM. ... This decision caused tension between Microsoft and IBM and the collaboration ultimately fell apart. IBM continued OS/2 development alone while Microsoft continued work on the newly renamed Windows NT. ...

(Sorry to further continue on this thread. I think both sides have always have something to say).

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RE[5]: Finally
by bousozoku on Wed 28th May 2008 15:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Finally"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23


Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT#Development

When development started in November 1989, Windows NT was to be known as OS/2 3.0, the third version of the operating system developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM. ... This decision caused tension between Microsoft and IBM and the collaboration ultimately fell apart. IBM continued OS/2 development alone while Microsoft continued work on the newly renamed Windows NT. ...

(Sorry to further continue on this thread. I think both sides have always have something to say).


Odd that they couldn't even finish Presentation Manager for OS/2 version 1.1 in early 1990, but they had already started on OS/2 version 3.0.

Is everything in a Wiki precisely true?

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RE[4]: Finally
by PlatformAgnostic on Wed 28th May 2008 17:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally"
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2006-01-02

The basic agreement at the inception of the NT project was for Microsoft to make the Core OS and IBM to do the presentation layer and the surface API. So Microsoft did the kernel (which was called NT OS/2 in the early design manuals) and the filesystem and all that stuff. At the same time Windows 3.0 took off separately and IBM was pissed off about that.

The agreement fell apart at this time for separate reasons and Microsoft adopted Win32 as the main personality layer of NT rather than OS/2.

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