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Showstopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft by G. Pascal Zachary

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When I wrote Showstopper! in 1994, the world was in love with Microsoft. The company was so powerful it would soon become the target of a sustained campaign by governments around the world to reduce its power. Bill Gates, an icon of innovation and the creative benefits of youthful rebellion, was fast becoming Public Enemy Number One–rich, powerful and seemingly destined to gain a chokehold over the most exciting and lucrative piece of the world economy.

How times have changed! Today Microsoft is no longer the sexiest or even the most important information-technology company in the world. Microsoft still earns vast profits from its “legacy” products–the Windows operating system, and its “Office” suite of applications. Yet every ...

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