Microsoft, Apple, and Sun! (Score: 2, Interesting) by email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?