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The Register: Bill Gates says nothing... at great length

Jun 13, 2000, 11:18 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

"But even though Gates was staying shtum, Michael Cowpland CEO of Corel, said at a separate press conference, that although he expected the appeals process to take some time, he hoped that restrictions were placed on Microsoft in the meantime."

"Cowpland said: "We would hope there would be some restrictions, because that would prevent predatory cross-funnelling." That had happened before, he said, implying that the future two divisions would shunt information and code between themselves, thus putting further pressure on application and OS competitors such as Corel. Last week, Corel pruned one fifth of its staff and Cowpland decided not to pay himself a salary."

"Microsoft did a great job with the Windows standard 10 years ago but right now we need an open standard," he said."

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