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Issue No. 08 - August (2011 vol. 44)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 34-39
ABSTRACT
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. , pp. 34-39, August 2011, doi:10.1109/MC.2011.193
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