mac comps

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Thu Oct 17 15:46:57 PDT 2002


On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 22:28:14 +0000 (UTC)
ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.net (Ken Dyke) wrote:

> > > > Hehe. IBM kept the PC architecture in tight fists.
> > > >
> > > > someone else cloned it.
> > > 
> > > So why didn't IBM sue ?
> > 
> > incompetance?
> 
> Ian, you need to revisit your history.  The PC was intended from the
> beginning to be an open architecture system.

Are you sure about that?

As I recall, the BIOS stuff was kept under wraps, and the early IBM-like
architectures 'clones' the BIOS, earning the name PC-clones.
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