The Mac is Dead! Long Live the Wintel PC! was Apple ahead of schedule 3115
Are you nuts? All machines that the majority can afford to own and run are PCs. I can't afford a DEC VAX 6000 tho. So this makes it a big mini, not a PC. And in the 1970s, those PCs were called Micro-computers. It was IBM that coined the term PC. Nevertheless, the idea was not having to suck up to the great white priest hood of the system administrator.
Well, all M$ can really claim to fame is being the first to write a basic interpreter for the microcomputers of that era. 4k code is about as tight as you can get for an 8080.
The Mac is Dead! Long Live the Wintel PC! was Apple ahead of schedule 3116
Actually, the term "PC", CAN'T be used to get a trademark (or one which would hold...
Of course, but there was also C-basic and quite a few others that ran on the old Sols, IMSAIs, Polymorphics, NorthStars, and last but not least the TRS-80 basic.
But DEC had them beat at every turn with their basic. Remember HeathKits 16-bit processor they sold? Basically a DEC mini, with their basic on it. Required a TTY at the time to view the results, but very pricey at that time. I rather wanted the TERAQ HA11 with pascal on it, but couldn't justify the price.
The Mac is Dead! Long Live the Wintel PC! was Apple ahead of schedule 3118
Mike Originally, DOS was QDOS for Quick and Dirty Operating System. Just because they emphasized the word "Disk" when MS bought it does not...
That was Dartmouth, but it wasn't an interpreter. Bill did make the very first interpreted basic in 4k. I couldn't find any references around about interpreters except for APL.
It is a publicity stunt in some ways and in other ways it is not. It helps to put a better light on his company. Lets see if Bill can give away all he has like Warren Buffet did.
Why should he? Maybe he is leaving it for someone else to continue the torch.
-- Where are we going? And why am I in this handbasket?