Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday September 05, 2015

The Original Xbox "Pissed Off" Bill Gates

Those who remember Microsoft’s first console as the "DirectX Box" probably already know why. The Xbox was meant to be a Windows machine, but it turned out to be something quite different.

آ…Gates and Ballmer gave the Xbox team $500 million in project funding and a blessing. But a year after the Xbox project was underway, none of the promised code was making it back to the Windows team. And "it made Bill very, very pissed off," Brown recalls. "There was not a lot of shared code. It's very frustrating," he says.