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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    bigpicture, 18 Oct 2011 @ 4:39pm

    "building products people want"

    Do you know anything about this issue at all? Like doing some real journalism.

    This is what the whole "Anti Trust" thing is about. There were products that people wanted like Word Perfect, Lotus, Quatro, remember any of these. Then there was the MS mottos, like "Windows is not done until Lotus won't run" or "cut off their air supply" What the hell do you think is in Bill's e-mails? (1) Lets build a better product than theirs so the customer will get better value, or (2) lets sabotage their products so they can't sell them and MS has a monopoly.

    Now which one do you think was in the e-mails? Why would Bill be testifying if it was (1)? If you can't do any real journalism, then try some reasonable deduction.

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