LA Times: Microsoft Exec Denies Sabotaging Apple

Thanks to Orv Beach for this

“A Microsoft Corp. executive on Thursday disputed claims that
the company tried to sabotage a popular Apple Computer Inc.

“In 59 pages of written testimony, Eric Engstrom, Microsoft’s
general manager of Internet access, said Microsoft never tried to
undermine the performance of QuickTime for Windows, Apple’s popular
multimedia software. Engstrom also said Microsoft never urged Apple
to “knife the baby” and stop selling QuickTime, as was alleged by
senior Apple executive Avadis Tevanian during his testimony earlier
in the antitrust trial.”

“Tevanian testified in November that Microsoft designed parts of
its Windows operating system to sabotage QuickTime by displaying
error messages when someone tried to use the product.”