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4.0 out of 5 stars How Microsoft created NT and a future for themselves, 1 Oct. 2008
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This review is from: Show-Stopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft (Hardcover)
A story centered around Dave Cutler's team of mostly ex-DEC folks as they started the NT project and worked towards its first big launch for Microsoft. Bringing in a largely outside team to work on such a core piece of software was a very new thing for Microsoft, and a lot of the book details the friction around the edges of the team as it grew. Lots of insight into the creation of what would become Microsoft's core operating system today and be the mainstay of the company.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Project Experience, 2 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Show-Stopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft (Hardcover)
This book is a fly's eye view of the first version of Windows NT. It is a page-turning read of what's it like to work on a major project. The book presents slices of life for people working in all aspects of the project and some important people inside Microsoft at the time. The book doesn't dig too deeply into the technical details of NT, but provides details of the challenges at a level someone with an passing interest in operating systems could understand. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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