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The internal wars at IBM during this time frame also had an impact on this. The chairman of IBM wanted his "apple" and was told by the heads of the manufacturing plants that IBM couldn't build a PC (huh??), but the head of the Boca Raton plant said that he thought he could do it and was given the task. Beacuse of the time alotted and budget a small software company was hired to write the OS (BIG MISTAKE), As was letting them keep ownership.