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Bill Gates: OS/2 the next standard in personal computing

Date: March 1989



March 17, 1989

James Cannavino President Entry Systems Division IBM Corporaton 44 South Broadway White Planes, NY 10601

Dear Jim.

Nearly four years have elapsed since the initiation of our Joint Development Agreement. We have both made significant investments in development. We have designed, coded, tested and shipped massive amounts of software. Now, we need to focus on building momentum in the marketplace.


This market also contains many companies that will give us their total support in establishing OS/2 as the next standard in personal computing. If we harness this support with a series of great products and great marketing, OS/2 will win.

Sincerely, Wiliam H. Gates

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