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Show-stopper! : the breakneck race to create Windows NT and the next generation at Microsoft

Author: G Pascal Zachary
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The phenomenal success of Bill Gates and his Microsoft Corporation hinges, above all, on an ability to look to the future. Not content with holding a bulging share of the market for software applications, nor with dominating the crucial operating systems business by virtue of its DOS and Windows programs, Microsoft is always looking to the future. And the future for Microsoft now goes by the name of Windows NT. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zachary, G. Pascal.
Show-stopper!
New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994
(OCoLC)719167112
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Pascal Zachary
ISBN: 0029356717 9780029356715
OCLC Number: 30544302
Description: 312 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Code Warrior 5 --
2. The King of Code 23 --
3. Tribes 37 --
4. Blind Alley 61 --
5. Growling Bears 89 --
6. Dog Food 117 --
7. Ship Mode 143 --
8. Death March 173 --
9. Bugged 207 --
10. Showstopper 243 --
Epilogue 277 --
A Note on Sources 289.
Responsibility: G. Pascal Zachary.
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Award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary presents the inside story of Bill Gate's and Microsoft's frenetic race to create revolutionary Windows NT, the operating system of the  Read more...

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Steven Levy author of "Hackers, Artificial Life," and "Insanely Great" G. Pascal Zachary managed to get total access to the formerly unseen programming catacombs of Microsoft and has made the most of Read more...

 
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