Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Jul 2009 14:03 UTC
Google Even though everyone's talking about it, fact of the matter is that Google's Chrome OS is currently nothing more than an internet announcement, with a supposed release date of somewhere in 2010. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has now stated that netbooks running Chrome OS could appear as early as this year. In addition, Schmidt also talked about his position at Apple's board of directors.
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RE[4]: can't wait
by lqsh on Sun 12th Jul 2009 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: can't wait"
lqsh
Member since:
2007-01-01

Didn't IBM approach Microsoft when they were looking for an OS for their PCs? So here, IBM innovated by pursuing this relationship. Show me the innovation.

MS-DOS was based on QDOS. Show me the innovation.

Windows 1.0 borrowed UI elements (legally I think) from Apple. Windows GUI was based on Apple's Lisa and early Mac OS. Show me the innovation.

From Windows 3.0 on, Microsoft was pretty much playing catch up with Apple on the GUI front. Show me the innovation.

Microsoft's dominance is due to a good sales team and anti-competitive business deals, not innovation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corp...

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RE[5]: can't wait
by Adurbe on Mon 13th Jul 2009 10:56 in reply to "RE[4]: can't wait"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

IBM did approach Microsoft.

Microsoft brokered a deal where they could resell their OS to multiple manufacturers. Famously, IBM let them as there was 'no money in software'

Windows copied Lisa. Lisa copied Xerox. Xerox copied NLS yadda yadda yadda...

A few of the things that microsoft have developed which I think are industry leading

Visual Studio
DirectX
Windows 2000 (MS made something you could call a server!)
Exchange

My examples may/may not suit your criteria for 'inovation' but in my opinion were not all ground breaking but were all industry defining products

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RE[6]: can't wait
by Greuceanu on Mon 13th Jul 2009 11:34 in reply to "RE[5]: can't wait"
Greuceanu Member since:
2007-09-27

Visual Studio first appeared in 1997, while Delhpi first version was in 1995. So, Delphi was an innovation for its time, not Visual Studio.

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