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The IBM Personal Computer: A Software-Driven Market
August 2011 (vol. 44 no. 8)
pp. 34-39
Instead of designing the fastest or most powerful computing platform based on new technology, IBM chose the fastest path to market, creating its product from already available parts and signing up with a community of independent software vendors to provide the operating system, tools, and a library of applications.
Index Terms:
Microcomputers, Personal computers, Operating systems, Application software, Software development, IBM PC, History of computing
Citation:
Edward Bride, "The IBM Personal Computer: A Software-Driven Market," Computer, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 34-39, Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MC.2011.193
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