Programming Windows: Happy Halloween (Premium)


“God, how deep is this crater?” Jim Allchin asked.

He wasn’t being rhetorical: After winning the battle for the soul of Windows in 1998, Allchin had emerged as the vice president of Microsoft’s new Platform Group, and he was the most senior executive at the firm responsible for Windows. Both Windows: Allchin oversaw the DOS-based Windows family as well as Windows NT, and he was spearheading an effort to combine the two into a cohesive, single offering. It would be called Windows NT 5.0.

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