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Submission + - When Bill Gates urged Apple to license Mac technology (itworld.com)

bdking writes: In June 1985, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, then just 30 years old, wrote a memo to the then-CEO of Apple, John Sculley, recommending that Apple start licensing Macintosh technology, something Microsoft would do later in the year with Windows 1.0. The memo to Sculley, reprinted in full on the website Letters of Note, is awash with references to technology days past, as Gates suggested Wang and Digital Equipment Corp. as potential Apple partners.
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When Bill Gates urged Apple to license Mac technology

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