Historic Microsoft anti-trust happenings

From: Hotze <photze_at_batelco.com.bh>
Date: Mon May 18 21:00:33 1998

You're right. But I say we're going to see a leaner, greener Microsoft. No
longer driven by it's NEED to have every piece of software for Windows only,
it will have ports of Word, Interent Explorer and other software for UN*X.
It's already started, with Internet Explorer for Solaris, and Netshow for
Linux. Internet Explorer is an ingenious program, and is very highly
customizable, which I like. Word is a pretty good word processor, when you
get down to it. But first, MS must get over it's neglect of it's s greatest
asset: It's customers. End-users, resellers, and other vendors.

Tim D. Hotze
-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_wco.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, May 18, 1998 9:19 PM
Subject: Historic Microsoft anti-trust happenings

>Hey, this whole deal with Microsoft and the government anti-trust lawsuit
>is pretty historic. Unless Microsoft all of a sudden decides to come back
>to the table (I think at this point the egos have bloated out so far that
>they are irreversibly colliding with one another) then it will be very
>interesting to see what comes of this. Ten years from now we'll be
>looking back, much like we did when they killed Ma Bell, and for better or
>worse, lamenting on the days when Microsoft was king.
>I think it went from interesting side note to full-blown event when
>Microsoft said "screw it" and decided to go ahead and ship Win98. That
>was a decidedly brash decision. It will be very fun to watch this unfold
>over the next few weeks.
>Take notes, all you amateur computer historians. This is the kind of
>stuff people always refer back to when discussing the politics of business
>and the forces that change industry.
>Sam Alternate e-mail:
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