Bill Gates Called To Testify In Antitrust Trial Over Windows 95; No This Isn't An Old Post

from the the-wheels-of-justice-turn-slowly dept

Thought that Microsoft's antitrust troubles from a decade plus ago were all settled and over with, beyond a little monitoring? Think again. The case involving Novell is continuing onward... and lined up on the docket to testify is Bill Gates, who's being called to explain some questionable emails he sent all the way back in 1994, which seem to suggest plans to use Windows to limit competing office productivity software offerings. Of course, perhaps if Novell hadn't been spending so much time and money fighting Microsoft, it could have spent more time actually building products people want.

Filed Under: antitrust, bill gates
Companies: microsoft, novell

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    Cowardly Anon, 19 Oct 2011 @ 8:29am

    Re: "building products people want"

    Without seeing the emails, you're hypothesizing and could very well be making a mountain out of an ant hill.

    Perhaps the emails were written from a CEO that wanted to dominate the market, but that isn't an antitrust...that's how CEO's think and work. Deal with it.

    If you could think back to the Windows 95 days, do you remember what a flaming pile of shit Word was? Word Perfect ran perfectly fine on my Windows 95 box, better than Word did actually.

    In this case no one has to wonder what will happen in the future if this is let go....b/c we already life in that future. Did M$ kill those products? No, they didn't. All of them are still being offered today. So, where is the antitrust?

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