[rescue] fwd: Linux Foundation Prepares For Microsoft's Legal Action
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sat May 19 14:01:05 CDT 2007
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> The original GEM tested on the Atari was better than the version that
> was ultimately released, and better than the DOS version.
> It had some advantages over Apple's OS too.
> However, Apple threatened to sue Atari, and Tramiels ordered GEM
> stripped bare.
> It would take years before third parties put all the missing pieces back
> in, by which time it was too late.
> The irony is that the Atari was faster than the Mac, and would even run
> Mac software faster than a Mac would.
Irony? That was probably half the *problem*.
It's not the years, it's the mileage.
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