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Microsoft’s Gates to Testify in Novell Case

Posted by malcolmdavis on November 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM PST

There is a much bigger issue here. During the 90’s, MSFT actually wrote software that failed if the Windows client was hooked up to a Novell network.

Example, Excel 5 COM layer failed when the client was hooked to a Novell network, while previous versions Excel COM worked.  After a direct conversation with the COM developer on Excel 5, Excel was developed that way and MSFT was not going to fix the problem. (We paid money to MSFT support for a known issue they caused and were not going to fix)

After numerous issues with MSFT anti-trust behavior demonstrated through numerous examples, I jumped ship from Microsoft based technologies in 1998 and never looked back. MSFT anti-trust behavior is why I'm doing Java development today.

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