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RT @matthewstoller@twitter.com

Bill Gates is a billionaire for one reason only. We did not enforce antitrust laws. In a different era the operating system would have been a public protocol, like the fax transmission standard.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/matthewstoller/sta

politics, microsoft, joke 

gotta be honest, an alternate universe where microsoft doesn't dominate the desktop market sounds good, but the last part about winapi otherwise becoming an open standard makes me think that might actually be a _worse_ timeline. →

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@devurandom in the timeline WINE would have been easier to implement

@uint8_t i guess, but if there were instead tons of operating systems all supporting winapi, software developers would just use winapi everywhere.

it would basically turn into the same situation as what we have today with electron.

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