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What if there was no Windows??

asked Sep 27 '11 at 11:13

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Well we would have to rely on having the lighting on 24/7

I also don't see a easy way of ventilating the house.

answered Sep 27 '11 at 11:52

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You beat me to it! that was the first thought that went through my head too!

(Sep 27 '11 at 13:02) barnsleynut barnsleynut's gravatar image

Damn it, I just saw this and you'd got here before me ¬_¬ Well played :D

(Sep 27 '11 at 13:11) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Damn. I wanted to post that answer too! lol

(Sep 27 '11 at 13:43) Steven Hibbs Steven%20Hibbs's gravatar image

What are you on about? He asked if there was no windows....

(Sep 27 '11 at 21:06) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

I think everyone thought of this.

(Sep 29 '11 at 12:18) Feras Feras's gravatar image

We'd use one of the many other operating systems.

answered Sep 27 '11 at 11:30

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Then Apple would have been a massive company a lot sooner and IBM would have filed for bankruptcy if they could not find an OS for their computers.

answered Sep 27 '11 at 11:37

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Maybe OS/2 would have been continued.

(Sep 27 '11 at 11:41) Duodave Duodave's gravatar image

Microsoft was heavily involved in the original OS/2 so I think if it hadn't failed first, IBM would have taken forever to get it out and even then, it may have been too late. But, I guess the question is "What if there were no Windows", not "What if there was no Microsoft?".

(Sep 27 '11 at 12:44) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

There would be something else. But I doubt the world would be the same as it is today, since even Apple got their inspiration from Windows.

answered Sep 27 '11 at 20:40

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Microsoft got their inspiration from Apple, who got their inspiration from Xerox. Before Apples desktop there was a DOS prompt.

(Sep 28 '11 at 23:59) Drmgiver Drmgiver's gravatar image

OS/2 would have continued on somewhere along the line. Then you'll get the different distributions of Linux out there as well to choose from. And have Apple OS X for their computer related computers and laptops. If Microsoft did not release or ever invented.

answered Sep 27 '11 at 21:11

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You are forgetting that without Microsoft Apple would not exist either because Microsoft saved Apple from financial ruin in 97

(Sep 29 '11 at 17:46) Lestat611 Lestat611's gravatar image

Unix would be king of the desktop.

answered Sep 29 '11 at 00:00

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Last updated: Sep 29 '11 at 17:46