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Microsoft attends the 1989 IBM PS/2 forum


: Paterson left SCP in April 1981 and worked for Microsoft from May 1981 to April 1982


Today we are fortunate to have with us a gentleman who is uniquely qualified to talk about PS/2 and OS/2

He is vice president for systems software at Microsoft. Microsoft and IBM have a long history of cooperation beginning with the original PC and DOS.

Today Microsoft is our joint development partner for OS/2. This gentleman is responsible for Microsoft's work on that project, ladies and gentlemen help me welcome Steve Ballmer ..

I would like to thank IBM for inviting me to talk with you this morning because it gives me a chance to talk to you about our plans are for OS/2 and try to reinforce some of its benefits.


Microsoft Joint Development with| IBM
OS/2 Standard Edition
* Identical Programming Interface
* Identical Applications
* Identical User Interface
A Complete User Interface Based on Microsoft Windows

Advanced Graphics Capabilities Based on IBM GDDM


: As mentioned, our relationship goes back to 1989 when we did the original work on the IBM PC and DOS together .. We wanted to give a very consistent message to the software development community. So, we built the OS/2 (standard edition) as a joint development project ...

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