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CNET Gates's DOS worries found in 1989 email

Mar 31, 1999, 14:31 (0 Talkback[s])

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Thanks to Marty for this link.

"Our DOS gold mine is shrinking and our costs are soaring--primarily due to low prices, IBM share, and DR-DOS," a competing product, Gates wrote..."

"Caldera is citing Gates' memo and other Microsoft documents to support its claim that the company engaged in illegal predatory business practices. "This is just a very small snippet of the evidence we have," Bryan Sparks, Caldera's chief executive, said."

"In one 1990 internal report, for instance, Microsoft discussed plans to "block out" DR-DOS by pushing one computer equipment manufacturer, Hyundai Electronics, to sign a license that required it to pay a license fee for every machine it shipped, regardless of whether the computers ran on Microsoft products."

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