". . . As I tested our interop against the Microsoft dialup PPP support in Chicago -- which became Windows 95 -- I remember a conversation with their lead engineer (I seem to recall his name was Andy, and he wore cowboy boots; strange the things you remember). He told me that the interop was very important for the community, because Microsoft, even in 1994, was quite the software juggernaut. Any flaws in their PPP software would become the new de-facto standards." Read More . . .