Novell's WordPerfect Antitrust Lawsuit Against Microsoft Over Windows 95 Dismissed (Yes, This Is A 2012 Post)

from the justice-is-slow dept

Last year we noted just how odd it was that a Novell antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft over Windows 95 was still going on, but it really was. However, it may finally be over. After the jury deadlocked in December, the court has dismissed the lawsuit, claiming that Novell failed to show sufficient evidence of antitrust violations by Microsoft. But have no fear, fans of 20 years ago: Novell has promised to appeal. All I can say to that is, wait, Novell still exists?
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Filed Under: antitrust, windows 95, wordperfect
Companies: microsoft, novell

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    Wally (profile), 18 Jul 2012 @ 7:37am

    Re: Re: I'm sure there's a reasoning here...

    Microsoft made a sudden change in Windows 95 before its release to the public (say a potentially dangerous flaw), corrected it, and it caused Novell's WordPerfect to have a compatibility issue. All other software companies had absolutely no problem with this sudden change.

    Now, either WordPerfect had an exploit in it because of the old code, or they really did only block Novell's Word Perfect from Windows 95. Which of those sound more believable?

    Honestly I think it was Novell whining that the sudden change came along. Never mind whatever potentially fatal flaw that would have effected millions of consumers, Microsoft "did it on purpose".

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