[geeks] Microsoft Surface...
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Mon Jun 4 19:52:04 CDT 2007
>From: Mike Meredith <very at zonky.org>
>Date: 2007/06/04 Mon PM 04:23:38 CDT
>To: geeks at sunhelp.org
>Subject: Re: [geeks] Microsoft Surface...
>On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:52:15 -0500 (CDT), Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> I don't think MS "choose" IDE, but they did support it, and enabled
>> Mfg. to use this lower-cost technology... The last PC that MS
>> specified like that was the ill-timed MSX machine, which was
>> popular in Asia, but not in the US...
>I'm not sure how much Microsoft was involved in the MSX specification.
>It looks more like a Japanese initiative that they allowed Microsoft to
>get very close to. Some confusion may be due to the fact that the head
>of the MSX-consortium was an ex-Microsoft executive.
>From "On The Edge" I learned that a Japanese engineer started the standard, but worked with MS, and on Wikipedia in the second sentence calls it "Microsoft-led" 
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