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miturbide

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Historic Document
« on: 2007.09.01, 04:46:24 »

found this historic document ;) on this web page.
http://www.krsaborio.net/research/ibm.htm

Its the Joint Development Agreement between IBM and Microsoft from 1985.
http://www.krsaborio.net/research/acrobat/1980s/871126.pdf

It was supposed to be confidential but it was relased as evidence of some MS trials.

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Re: Historic Document
« Reply #1 on: 2007.10.21, 09:27:57 »
While that is quite defiantly a JDA between MS and IBM what makes you think that it is OS/2.  Seeing as the bases was a OS based on PC-DOS/MS-DOS (which OS/2 was created as a replacement for not a derivative of).  It is more likely that the particular JDA is for IBM Windows/MS Windows circa v.1.1/1.5.  Back then IBM was actually extending both dos and windows in an effort to make windows work.  (which I believe is where the idea behind OS/2 came from.. basically that PC DOS 3.30 and Windows 1.x were so fundamentally broken that a clean slate approach was needed).  Especially since they were talking about developing in Basic =)


found this historic document ;) on this web page.
http://www.krsaborio.net/research/ibm.htm

Its the Joint Development Agreement between IBM and Microsoft from 1985.
http://www.krsaborio.net/research/acrobat/1980s/871126.pdf

It was supposed to be confidential but it was relased as evidence of some MS trials.



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Re: Historic Document
« Reply #2 on: 2007.10.21, 20:19:14 »
One thing of interest at that site was this link:
http://www.krsaborio.net/research/acrobat/1990s/900300.pdf
It is interesting that MS code was the better code in OS/2 (at least at the time of the comparison in the above pdf - an IBM document) and yet they turned around and wrote such bad code in Windows and Office.
Andy