Orange Crate: Old Wars Never Fade Away

“Microsoft failed to kill Novell a decade ago; they dismissed
IBM because they had been able to dupe them at every turn,
promoting Windows over the better product OS/2. They even promoted
Windows when they were invited to speak at OS/2 conferences. Unlike
IBM, who did suffer from a real antitrust judgment, Microsoft has
not suffered one bit. The market conditions have not changed as a
result of the settlement, and it is very unlikely that any real
change will occur under the current Consent Decree.

“So, in failing to destroy, have they left an enemy behind? Is
there a possibility that the root cause of the licensing scheme
with the SCO Group funded by Microsoft was a measure of their
intended destruction of Novell…?”


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