Comment VK Re: Microsoft, Apple, and Sun!


Bill Krause looks back on 35 years of networking revolution


Microsoft, Apple, and Sun! (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-28 17:09 (#V7)

I liked the anecdote about the founders of these three companies being 3com's first customers. Maybe these guys were on the ball or something...

Re: Microsoft, Apple, and Sun! (Score: 1)

by on 2014-03-28 22:20 (#VK)

Right, those guys not only had technical chops, but they were all whip smart as technical entrepreneurs. This would be before anyone had heard of Sun, and only a few hobbyists had heard of Microsoft (Gates wrote MS-BASIC). I'm not sure what MS was using networked VAXs for though - maybe they had an 8088 software emulator?

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