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0, introduced in September 1991, were significantly superior to then-existing versions MS-DOS in many areas.
Given the razor-thin margins on the sale of PCs, this royalty scheme caused OEMs to ship MS-DOS exclusively.
NOTE: Microsoft, FoxPro, XENIX, FoxBASE+ and MS-DOS are registered trademarks and Windows and Rushmore are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
MS-DOS, Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)
We aim to make Macintosh technology even more relevant -- and available to -- a much broader group of customers, including Windows and MS-DOS users," said David Nagel, Apple senior vice president and general manager of the company's AppleSoft division, which is responsible for development and marketing of system software.
In addition, options are planned for application compatibility with Windows and MS-DOS software.
It is exciting being able to provide the MS-DOS standard to Apple customers," said Brad Chase, general manager of MS-DOS at Microsoft.
The same hard drive runs Macintosh, MS-DOS or Windows applications.
Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and/or other countries.
SoftWindows is software that will let people using a Macintosh system with PowerPC run MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications on top of the standard Macintosh operating system.
Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.