CNET News: Did Microsoft Want to 'Whack' Dell Over its Linux Dealings?
Jan 29, 2007, 13:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anne Broache)
"Barely a week after a U.S. judge approved a landmark antitrust
agreement with Microsoft, company executives were swapping e-mails
suggesting Dell deserved a beating for its growing interest in
Linux, according to documents filed with a state court.
"But Redmond representatives said Friday that the 2002 exchange,
made public this week as part of an antitrust suit unfolding in
Iowa state court, only tells part of the story. They said it omits
evidence that Microsoft executives were simultaneously seeking
legal advice on how to ensure they were responding to such
competitive threats without shirking their antitrust