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Date:      Sat, 9 May 2020 21:49:39 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <>
Subject:   Re: Microsoft Teams for Linux
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On Sat, 9 May 2020 16:05:37 -0400
Jerry <> wrote:

> If Gates and Jobs were never born, it
> might have been decades before home PC's became a reality, but we will
> never know for certain.

	Oh we can be, there were home PCs before either of them started in
business, they went into business to go after a market that was already
there and expanding fast. Once CP/M opened up the small business market it
was a dead cert that IBM would go there sooner or later. Microsoft only got
big because they were the ones IBM went to for an OS without that deal
Microsoft would have faded away and the IBM PC would have run CP/M-86 or
something completely different.

	The factors driving the rise of the home and small business
microprocessor based computer was the availability of microprocessors and
associated components and Moore's law. There were plenty of people in the
game, someone else would have risen to the top.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <>

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