IBM, Microsoft, Lenovo discussed on TechStuff

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Ibm did not own the operating system it meant that ibm had managed to create its own competitors in the marketplace this was great for the end consumer if you were someone who is shopping around for a computer it was great because there were a lot of different opportunities out there that had a really affordable machines that could run similar programs to ibm's but it was not so great for them if they had maintained ownership of the operating system it would have been an entirely different story ibm what did not just set the tone they would be the dominant factor in personal computers because they'd be the only game in town that could actually use that operating system someone else would have had to have come up with a different operating system that was at least as good if not superior to ms dos in order to have made that a more competitive space but ibm didn't have that microsoft had it and of course for microsoft it made way more sense to license out ms dos to any company that was capable of running it because that you just make money from multiple customers so microsoft was making out like a bandit compared to ibm ibm would end up staying in the pc market for several years but their choices meant that it was tough to create products that had good profit margins and good enough sales to justify that that industry and in two thousand five ibm ultimately decided that it had had enough and it sold off its pc businesses to lenovo for a cool one point seven five billion dollars and at that point ibm said i'm out but the architecture they had created the ms dos and then later on windows operating system platforms had defined what pc's were and to this day most computers you find out there follow that modular architecture that ibm set up where you can make.

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