The Microsoft name with a dollar sign, implying greed and capitalism.
- (slang, derogatory) Microsoft
1989, John C. Archambeau, “Minix vs. Unix/Xenix (was Re: dosread.c)”, in comp.os.minix, Usenet:
The end of the 80x86 (x < 3) will come when Micro$oft quits supporting MS-DOS. Read the Byte article (April '89, I believe) on the 286 vs. 386SX.
So, if you're a Microsoft booster, you can feel free to bash Netscape. If you're a Micro$oft hater, then it was clearly at fault!