arunpv wrote:
huh? Microsoft doesn't copy from anyone..
does this look familiar
http://search.msn.com/
or does the above link look like the one below?
http://www.google.com/

IE7 tabbeb browing dubbed *cough* firefox *cough*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_SQL_Server

The code base for Microsoft SQL Server (prior to version 7.0) originated in Sybase SQL Server, and was Microsoft's entry to the enterprise-level database market, competing against Oracle, IBM, and, later, Sybase itself. Microsoft, Sybase and Ashton-Tate originally teamed up to create and market the first version named SQL Server 4.2 for OS/2 (about 1989) which was essentially the same as Sybase SQL Server 4.0 on Unix, VMS, etc. Microsoft SQL Server for NT v4.2 was shipped around 1992 (available bundled with Microsoft OS/2 version 1.3) and was a simple port from OS/2 to NT. Microsoft SQL Server v6.0 was the first version of SQL Server that was architected for NT and did not include any direction from Sybase.

my point is every company copies from one or the other.....


Oh, I agree completely.  I didn't say anything remotely like "Microsoft doesn't copy from anyone."

I actually remember those early versions of SQL Server.  Microsoft did not have any real RDBMS product prior to that, and no one trusted the Microsoft name on a database, so it was marketed as having been written by Sybase, to give it credibility.  Big Smile