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New 'Sources' . . .
. . . say he had done so, and IBM very much did not want to buy their operating system from him because that was a serious violation of IBM's sacred culture.

While there is no definitive report I know of (the best I've seen is the book "Big Blues") the most solid evidence is that he was in Japan discussing operating system deals and the airplane story was made up by Gates and/or IBM for their own purposes.

In any case, IBM met with his wife, who was the proper company officer for them to meet with, but IBM didn't do business with women in those days. In any case they presented their contract and it was rejected by DR's lawyers who told Mrs. Kildall she needed to negotiate a number of one sided points.

IBM presented the same contract to Bill Gates, who had no product and so no real risk, so he signed it figuring he could renegotiate later if he was able to purchase a product somewhere.

In the end, Microsoft didn't have the ability to finish MS DOS, so IBM had to do a lot of it for them to get a working operating system, probably why DOS was relatively stable.

New A while ago I got a copy of dos 2.0 source from these folks
or perhaps the original owners of same mid 90's? The src looked relatively sane for the time.
that way too many Iraqis conceived of free society as little more than a mosh pit with grenades. ANDISHEH NOURAEE
     Gary Kildall. - (a6l6e6x) - (8)
         Re: Gary Kildall. I heard he went surfing, not flying hmmm -NT - (daemon) - (7)
             I heard he was boning an IBM exec's wife. -NT - (inthane-chan) - (6)
                 I heard he ran off with Nurse Conant and Nurse Lawton... -NT - (Another Scott) - (3)
                     I killed a gopher with a stick... -NT - (deSitter) - (1)
                         I have no idea what you mean, but it made me smile. -NT - (Another Scott)
                     ...and is living in sin with Amelia Earheart in Paris. -NT - (jake123)
                 'Sources' . . . - (Andrew Grygus) - (1)
                     A while ago I got a copy of dos 2.0 source from these folks - (daemon)

> We didn't need to have you spouting Yoda quotes to know that you're sad... but thanks for the extra effort...
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