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3094Re: [wpmac] WP and Microsoft

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  • Douglas Bouley
    Jul 10, 2006
      I've heard that, too. It has the "ring of authenticity"... and I guess
      it worked. It's a shame.

      John Rethorst wrote:
      > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, Douglas Bouley <djbouley@...> wrote:
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      >> MS whomped WP way back in the Orem days before Corel or
      >> Novell. The original WP Corp took too long making the Win
      >> transition and lost too much market share.
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      > Therein lie some tales . . . I understand that WP took a long time
      > making it to Windows because WP programmers couldn't figure
      > out how to keep the program from crashing under Windows. I
      > understand this was because Microsoft did not make the entire
      > API - the environment provided by the OS, which an application
      > uses to run - available to WordPerfect (or Lotus, whose best-selling
      > 1-2-3 spreadsheet had similar troubles). I've heard that Microsoft
      > withheld critical information about Windows from its application
      > competitors. I've even heard that an unofficial design goal for
      > Windows updates was to make WordPerfect crash.
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      > John R.
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