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Interesting Story on the Greatest Software Ever Written

Posted by marinasum on September 12, 2006 at 1:57 PM PDT

From IBM's 360 OS to the Mosaic Web browser to the Java programming language to Adobe's PostScript to the Mac OS, the author of the article What's The Greatest Software Ever Written? has a lot of insight to share as background for his evaluations. Take a look—it's four parts long but, to me, well worth the time.Guess what the author wrote about the Java programming language:

With [its] network-oriented features, Java swept into the business world at the dawn of the Internet era. Microsoft copied all of Java's best ideas when it made Visual Studio .Net. For Java to be first bitterly opposed, then embraced and extended, now that's a sure sign of greatness.

Right on!

And I'm delighted that the author picked the UNIX operating system as the winner. Not a techie myself, I nevertheless have learned a few UNIX commands through my Sun experience. I like them, they have served me extremely well over the years, and I'm not about to give them up.

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