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3097Re: WP and Microsoft

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  • wrak2rune
    Jul 10, 2006
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      I seem to remember a quote in the '80s -- No doubt just another myth:

      "Windows isn't done 'till Lotus won't run."

      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, Douglas Bouley <djbouley@...> wrote:
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      > I've heard that, too. It has the "ring of authenticity"... and I guess
      > it worked. It's a shame.
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      > 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.
      > >
      > > John R.
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      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
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