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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 responsibilities..."

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