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Windows first OS/2 eventually strategy

Date: April 1989



William H. Gates April 27, 1989 Cc: steveb ..

: .. The particular issue on which I wish to comment is what I will call a "Windows first OS/2 eventually" strategy in applications development .. I do not believe that Windows is adequate for our needs .. the DOS environment, with or without Windows, is too fragile to support graphical workstations ..

: Microsoft's own plan to deliver Windows applications much in advance of their OS/2 counterparts thus harms us in two ways .. It is difficult for us to exert pressure on the many specialized applications developers with which we deal to create OS/2 versions of their software when OS/2's own creators appear to let the OS/2 languish in favor of Windows ..

J. Michael Palmer Manager, Technology Research Corporate Information Systems ...

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