Article: 2007: Time for the Wintel end game

...While IBM itself finally got rid of its PC division, selling it to brand-hungry Beijing, the two other key parties in the original PC venture, Microsoft and Intel, made obnoxious hundreds of billions of $$ in the meantime from it, and cemented their monopoly positions fore PC hardware and software respectively. All other attempts, no matter how technologically superior, failed to make a serious dent - remember the superb 64-bit Alpha CPU family and its infamous murder by Carly&Curly? Or the equally superb OS/2 and its equally lame pillowsmothering by IBM? Not to mention Netware, WordPerfect, SmartSuite, Netscape - in the end, we're still relying on Wintel, just like 25 years ago....


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