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Do you think Bill Gates stole the idea for Windows from Steve? Weren't they both working on a new OS together at MIT? This is going to be a simple ...
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    Do YOU think ole Bill stole the idea for Windows?


    Do you think Bill Gates stole the idea for Windows from Steve? Weren't they both working on a new OS together at MIT? This is going to be a simple yes or no poll. If you have any other ideas PM me.

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    Yes he did.
    Old Bill wouldn't know what an original idea was even if it kicked him in the ....

    I saw a movie, which I recomend to everyone, "Pirates of Silicon Valley"
    It tells about the history of the beginning of the personal computer.

    The book it is based on, "Fire in the Valley"(I think) goes quite a bit deeper, backto the beginning of computers.
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    Re:

    I have also seen the "Pirates in Silicon Valley" flik. Fairly good movie. I think its pretty funny how Bill Gates developed MS on a UNIX box..lol

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    See the debate between myself and Weedman here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-42298-48.html

    It's on the fourth or fifth page. The links we both provide should shed a little light on what happened in the early days.

    And no, I don't think Billy ripped the idea off Steve Jobs. Neither of them had the original idea as far as I'm concerned.
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    ya, didnt X desktop come out in 86 or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    And no, I don't think Billy ripped the idea off Steve Jobs. Neither of them had the original idea as far as I'm concerned.
    Yes I agree but acording to the movie he stole it from xerox didnt he Jobs that is
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin20
    ya, didnt X desktop come out in 86 or something.
    According to Wikipedia entry, the X window system started in 1984 at MIT with the first release in 1987.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gassman
    Yes I agree but acording to the movie he stole it from xerox didnt he Jobs that is
    Read my links in the thread I posted. There's at least one person who has a very well written article that thinks Jobs didn't "steal" anything.
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    Really, it wouldn't surprise me... They have stolen lots of stuff allready, and that was'nt the end...

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    so had anyone come out with a GUI before then.
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